While not always visible, repetitive strain injuries are very painful. Whether from keyboarding at poorly-designed work stations, from the vibrations in power tools, from lifting patients in hospitals or any number of repetitive motions, workers are suffering from an epidemic of repetitive strain injuries.
Many workers are off the job for lengthy periods, some never to return. Workers need ergonomic regulations that require tools, equipment and work processes be redesigned to prevent repetitive strain injuries. And they need to be enforced.
Please write a letter to your provincial labour minister urging her or him to act to stem the tide of RSI.
For more information, read our Repetitive strain injury fact sheet