HR Update: Dealing with RSI in the workplace

Date of webinar: 
11 Mar 2015

Repetitive Strain Injuries and Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders can cause pain and may eventually prevent people from continuing with their work. Employers have a clear legal responsibility to help prevent and deal with RSIs, and there are many simple adjustments that can be made in the typical workplace.  This webinar helps explain the causes of RSIs, and offers some top tips based on AbilityNet's experience in the workplace.

Did you know:

  • 15-25% of computer users throughout the world may have experienced RSI - source BBC
  • 3 out of 5 office workers in the UK in the UK have symptoms of RSI– source TUC
  • Every day 6 people in UK leave their jobs due to an RSI – source TUC
  • One estimate is that RSI accounts for 3.2 million days lost or an average of 15.9 days absence from work for each person with the condition - RSI Action

Sometimes small changes to work patterns and how the workspace is set up are sufficient to address the key risks and help overcome the symptoms of RSIs. There are also various options for specialist equipment to help prevent the symptoms arising, such as alternative mice and keyboards.

 

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