Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Day

Recognized Yearly on April 29th*

*April 28th in non-leap years

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) refers to a category of injuries involving damage to muscles, tendons and nerves
caused by overuse or misuse.

More workers sustain RSIs than all other occupational injuries combined.

Workplace injuries such as repetitive strain injuries (RSI’s) account for:

of all lost time claims

of all lost time days

These injuries are also increasingly being reported by students and others in our communities.

Each year much of Ontario’s workforce sustain Repetitive Strain Injuries.

What is both troubling and a source of encouragement is knowing RSIs are preventable.

Repetitive Strain Injury Day, increases awareness of these critical, debilitating issues and serves to educate workers about the hazards and prevention methods.

RSI Day 2021

Webinar Series

OHCOW’s most successful RSI Day Event in it’s 22 year history with 1088 registrants!

Presentations included:

Investigating the Impact of Physical, Psychosocial, and Behavioural Changes Related to Office Settings

A Truly Remote Workstation – Working from Your Car

OHCOW’s New Office Ergonomics Reference Guide

Rapid Upper Limb Assessment

Introducing the Anthropometric Calculator

Understanding the Use of WSIAT Discussion Papers

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Understanding Industry

New Assessment Methods for Above-Shoulder Work and Manual Materials Handling

Previous Years

Use the following links to access resources from previous years events: