Research aims to offer RSI sufferers a shot in the arm
- Workers Given RSI Awards. Aldred, Carolyn // Business Insurance;08/09/99, Vol. 33 Issue 32, p19
Reports on two court rulings in Great Britain wherein employers have been found liable for repetitive strain injuries. Awards given to workers; Lawsuits against Midland Bank PLC and the Borough of Camden.
- Keying in on computer problem. Lindsey, Elizabeth // Business Insurance;09/13/99, Vol. 33 Issue 37, p3
Focuses on the problem of repetitive stress injuries that experts trace to the careless operation of computers. Cost to employers according to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Soft costs that ergonomics can mitigate.
- No need to fear being ergonomically correct. Bereal, Cecile; Lawmaster, Paul C. // San Diego Business Journal;5/30/94, Vol. 15 Issue 22, p24
Discusses how employers can resolve problems in the workplace caused by poor ergonomic design or behavior. Difficulty encountered by employees in keeping up with technology; Increase in cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) and back injuries; Suggestions on how companies can reduce...
- Performance of mobile worker tied to flexible office design. // Supervision;Jun96, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p13
Offers employers some guidelines for designing an ergonomic and flexible office to promote health among employees. Causes of cumulative trauma disorders (CTD); Preventing CTD; Productivity concerns; Educating employees about good habits.
- The straight facts about human factors. Mumford, Steve // Buildings;Mar1993, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p38
Discusses the application of ergonomics in preventing repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) in office workers. Health problems associated with the use of personal computers; Employees' need for breaks.
- Employee health: Building the Perfect Work Station. // San Diego Business Journal;10/05/98, Vol. 19 Issue 40, p20
Offers some tips, from exercise physiologist Lauren Spangler, to help prevent job-related repetitive stress injuries among employees. Includes tips for avoiding eye strain; Positioning equipment correctly; Adjustment of chairs; Posture practice.
- THE DOWNSIDE OF TECHNOLOGY: MANAGING "HUMAN FACTORS" LIABILITY. DiMatteo, Larry A. // Labor Law Journal;May96, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p303
This article will discuss liability from cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) on four fronts: workers' compensation claims, OSHA penalties, state regulatory actions and potential tort liability claims. By the year 2000, as many as half of all workers' compensation claims may be related to these...
- Safety first. And second. Not to mention third. Fee, Rod // Management;Apr97, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p79
Focuses on employers' obligations to ensure the safety and health of employees. Description of employers' responsibilities in the workplace; Liabilities of employers; Fines for offending controllers.
- The Dangerous Desk. Springen, Karen // Newsweek;3/26/2001, Vol. 137 Issue 13, p66
Offers advice on how to prevent health risks at work. Discussion of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome; How to position a computer monitor for less strain on the neck; Psychological distress; Advice for the back, arms and hands.