Repetitive Strain Injury Day (RSI - Day)
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) refers to a category of injuries involving damage to muscles, tendons and nerves caused by overuse or misuse.
Each year much of Ontario's workforce sustain Repetitive Strain Injuries, more workers sustain RSIs than all other occupational injuries combined. These injuries are also increasingly being reported by students and others in our communities. What is both troubling and a source of encouragement is knowing RSIs are preventable.
Workplace injuries such as repetitive strain injuries (RSI's) account for 42% of all lost time claims and 50% of all lost time days. To increase awareness on these issues, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is pleased to offer RSI PLUS Awareness Day.