Feb. 28th 2023 is the International RSI Awareenss Day!
On this important day, we at Body Dynamics want to remind everyone about the importance of preventing repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) in the workplace. RSIs are injuries that occur:
1. Repeating the same motion over and over again, often in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, and neck. They can be caused by typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, working on an assembly line, or any other task that involves repetitive movements.
2. Awkard Posture: Using inefficient and awkward posture, slouching, bending, twirsting etc for a length of time
3. Contact stress: When vital body parts are positioned against sharp edges or prolong pressure on body parts
4. Force: it can be minimal for prolong time such as keyig with forceful finger movements, or applying more force for longer time beyond body's capacity
RSIs can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, and they can also lead to lost time at work and decreased productivity.
That's why it's so important to take steps to prevent them from happening in the first place. Here are some tips to help you prevent RSIs:
Take frequent breaks: It's important to take frequent breaks throughout the day to rest your muscles and prevent overuse. Try to follow a simple rule of 20-20-20. Every 20 minutes, 20 seconds long break and look 20 feet away. Stretch regularly: Stretching can help to loosen up your muscles and prevent stiffness and soreness. Try to stretch your arms, shoulders, neck, and back every hour or so. Use good posture: Maintaining good posture can help to prevent RSIs by reducing the strain on your muscles and joints. Make sure your chair is at the right height, and keep your feet flat on the floor. Use ergonomic/Safety equipment based on ergonomic risk factors : Ergonomic keyboards, mice, and chairs are designed to reduce the risk of RSIs by positioning your body in a more natural and comfortable way.
At Body Dynamics, we're committed to helping your employees, co-workers to stay healthy and comfortable while working.
On this International RSI Day, we encourage you to take the necessary steps to prevent RSIs and protect your health and well-being.
Together, we can make sure that everyone stays safe and healthy in the workplace!
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RSI, Awareness, Ergonomics