What causes repetitive strain injury (RSI)?
RSI is mostly caused by unsatisfactory work stations, poor posture, excessive and stressful work, prolonged periods of work, lack of adequate breaks, sustained repetitive movement and overuse of muscles of the hands, wrists, arms or shoulders and patterns of work. Who is at risk of suffering RSI? • Computer Users: Computer users are at risk of suffering RSI because of the repetitive use of keyboards, awkward gripping and constant twisting movements necessitated by mouse use, poor posture and lack of adequate breaks. • Check Out Cashiers: Check out cashiers are at risk of suffering RSI because of the repetitive nature of their work, poor postures, awkward gripping and the constant twisting, inadequate breaks and stressful work. • Construction Workers: Construction workers at risk if they are engaged in repetitive tasks involving poor gripping and twisting movements, poor postures and the use of vibrating equipment such as electric drills, cold environment and inadequate breaks. • Produc