Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This year marks the 18th annual RSI Awareness Day

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are among the most common types of workplace injuries. Also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), RSI include a number of painful injuries that affect the tendons, muscles, nerves, and joints.

Attention will be drawn to these types of injuries on February 28 on RSI Awareness Day. A number of organizations sponsor events and provide resources to help raise awareness about RSI prevention.

The research that CRE-MSD does is invaluable in helping to build a better understanding of repetitive strain injuries  and how to prevent them in the workplace. In particular, I find CRE-MSD's Position Papers are a great way to get research findings to workplace parties so that they can apply those findings to prevent these painful, disabling injuries."

Catherine Fenech
RSI Day founder
CRE-MSD Advisory Committee member

View CRE-MSD position papers on a variety of topics important to MSD prevention.

Visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour website for additional resources.

The history of RSI Awareness Day

RSI Awareness Day is an annual event that was established on February 29, 2000. That day was selected because it is the only non-repetitive day of the year. The day is recognized on February 28 in non-leap years.

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