Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Day

An International Event Recognized Yearly on February 29th*

*February 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:

42%
of all lost time claims

50%
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 2022

Expanded from a Single Day to a Weekly Webinar Series in February

This event is now complete. We thank you for your participation!

 NOTE: Resources (recordings, slides, etc.) from the event sessions will be posted below as they become available.

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  • Anthropometric
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
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  • Concussion
  • Driving
  • Dupuytren’s Contacture
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  • Exposure
  • Functional Abilities Exam (FAE)
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  • Injury Prevention
  • Manual Material Handling (MMH)
  • Noise
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
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  • Office Ergonomics
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Physical Demands Description (PDD)
  • Prevention
  • Psychosocial
  • Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA)
  • Return-to-Work (RTW)
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  • Stress
  • Surveys
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
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*REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2022

February 2022

[WEBINAR SERIES]
Covering musculoskeletal disorders, integrating return-to-work components, ergonomics for specific occupations, and ergonomic prevention tools

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Understanding the Elements of a Physical Demand Analysis (PDA)/ Physical Demand Description (PDD)

February 17, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Nathan Birtch, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Prevention

February 10, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Trevor Schell, Ergonomist, OHCOW (Sudbury)

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

February 10, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Trevor Schell, OHCOW Ergonomist
Caleb O’Leary, Fanshawe College

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Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) – Part 2

February 28, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
David Mijatovic, Ergonomist,OHCOW (Toronto)

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Ergonomic Prevention Tools – Apps for Knowledge Activists

February 28, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Daryl Stephenson, Ergonomist, OHCOW (Hamilton)

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Ergonomics and Carpenters

February 24, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Andrew Flanagan, Ergonomist, OHCOW (Sarnia)

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Ergonomics and Custodians / Housekeepers

February 24, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dwayne Fuchs, Ergonomist, OHCOW (Thunder Bay)
Melissa Statham, Ergonomist,OHCOW (Windsor)

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Utilizing A PDA / PDD and FAE to Determine Return to Work (RTW)

February 17, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Amy DuBreuil, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
Physiohealth Inc

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Components of a Functional Abilities Exam (FAE)

February 17, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dennis Polygenis, Physiohealth Inc

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Industry 4.0 – Considerations for Safety in the Workplace

February 26, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Allison Stephens, Fanshawe College

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New Risk Assessment Methods in Ergonomics

February 26, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Jim Potvin, McMaster University, University of California – Berkeley, Potvin Biomechanics Inc.

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Dupuytren’s Contacture

February 19, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), Ergonomists

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OHCOW’s New Office Ergonomics Handbook – Part 3

February 19, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dwayne Fuchs and Melissa Statham, OHCOW Ergonomists

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Understanding the Use of WSIAT Discussion Papers

February 19, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dave Wilken, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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Introduction to the Anthropometric Calculator

February 12, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Trevor Schell, Ergonomist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) – Part 1

February 12, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Trevor Schell, Ergonomist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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OHCOW’s New Office Ergonomics Handbook – Part 2

February 12, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dwayne Fuchs and Melissa Statham, OHCOW Ergonomists

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OHCOW’s New Office Ergonomics Handbook – Part 1

February 5, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dwayne Fuchs and Melissa Statham, OHCOW Ergonomists

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A Truly Remote Workstation – Working from Your Car

February 5, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Daryl Stephenson, PhD, Ergonomist AE, OHCOW Hamilton

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*REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2021

February 2021

[WEBINAR SERIES]
Covering OHCOW’s new Office Ergonomics Handbook, remote workstations, modern, flexible office settings, the anthropometric calculator, WSIAT discussion papers, rapid upper limb assessment, Dupuytren’s Contacture, and Industry 4.0

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Introducing the Hazard Assess App

February 28, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Andre Gauvin, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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Understanding Permanent Impairment Awards

February 28, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
David Chezzi, Prevention Link

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RSI Day 2020 – Panel Discussion – Part 1

February 28, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
A thought-provoking discussion by a panel of Canadian experts at the closing of the 2020 OHCOW RSI Day webinar event.

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CTV News – What’s a Workers’ Life Worth

February 28, 2020

[VIDEO]
CTV News
Coverage of the 2020 RSI Day event “What’s a Workers’ Life Worth?”

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Economics of Ergonomics – Cost Effective Solutions

February 28, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Trevor Schell, Ergonomist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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Using Scientific Evidence to Drive Prevention and Compensation

February 28, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC)

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RSI Day 2020 – Panel Discussion – Part 2

February 28, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
A thought-provoking discussion by a panel of Canadian experts at the closing of the 2020 OHCOW RSI Day webinar event.

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RSI Day 2020 Introduction

February 28, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]

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*REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2020

February 28, 2020

[WEBINAR SERIES]
Covering permanent impairment awards, the economics of ergonomics, driving prevention and compensation with scientific evidence, as well as a new hazard assessment app

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REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2019

February 28, 2019

Part of the RSI Day Webinar Series

Celebrating 20 years of increasing awareness on musculoskeletal disorders and related occupational health issues

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Concussions in the Workplace

February 28, 2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Daryl Stephenson, PhD, OHCOW Ergonomist

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Vibration White Foot Disorder

February 28, 2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Katie Goggins, PhD Candidate, Natural Resources Engineering, Laurentian University

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Meet Catherine Fenech – RSI Day Founder

February 28, 2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Catherine Fenech, RSI Day Founder

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Moving Forward

February 28, 2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Trevor Schell, M.Sc, CCPE, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Ergonomist

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Introduction to the New Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Guidelines

February 28, 2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Amin Yazdani, PhD, CSP, Professor, OHSW Program Coordinator, Conestoga College, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo and McMaster University

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Psychosocial Ergonomics

February 28, 2018

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
Presenter: Melissa Statham, Ergonomist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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StressAssess – Workplace Stress and It’s Prevention

February 28, 2018

[RECORDING PRESENTATION]
John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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Economics of Ergonomics: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

February 28, 2018

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
Trevor Schell, Ergonomist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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An Introduction to mCROSH

February 28, 2018

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
Caleb Leduc, Research Development Management, CROSH, Laurentian University

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Shiftwork – Health Effects and Solutions

February 28, 2018

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
James Miuccio, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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*REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2018

February 28, 2018

[WEBINAR SERIES]
Presenting the StressAssess survey tool, health effects of Shiftwork, psychosocial ergonomics, economics of ergonomics, as well as in introduction to mCROSH.

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*REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2017

February 28, 2018

[EVENT]
Presenting the ergo tools app, noise exposure, ergonomics of smart phones and tablets, and the implications of sit / stand workstations

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RSI Day 2107 – Questions and Concluding Remarks

February 28, 2017

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]

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Noise: Its Effects and Methods to Reduce Exposure

February 28, 2017

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
Dr. Kevin Hedges, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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Ergonomics of Smart Phone and Tablets

February 28, 2017

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
Melissa Statham and Trevor Schell, Ergonomists, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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The Implications of Sit Stand Workstations

February 28, 2017

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
Chelsie Baizana, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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Using OHCOW’s Ergo Tools App for Managing Workplace Office Ergonomics

February 28, 2017

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
Dr. Mike Sonne, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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*REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2016

February 28, 2017

[EVENT]
Presentations on the ergonomics of driving and personal protective equipment (PPE) and potential musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

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Ergonomics of Driving

February 28, 2016

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
Brenda Mallat, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Potential Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

February 28, 2016

[RECORDED PRESENTATION]
Chelsie Baizana, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2015

April 28, 2015

[SLIDES / PRESENTATIONS]
Topics include safe lifting, sitting vs standing, the brain’s connection with movement, the physical demands of work, as well as upper limb musculoskeletal disorders.

If you have questions / comments regarding RSI Day or any of the sessions from above, please contact OHCOW.