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Primary Factors

Repetitive Strain Injuries are unlikely to have one single cause. In most cases, a mix of factors will combine to result in an RSI-type condition. Some of these factors, the primary factors, are mainly to do with the environment. However there will usually also be some secondary factors, which may be personal to the individual.

Primary factors may include, ergonomically unsound workstation, prolonged periods of work without adequate breaks, sustained overuse from too much repetitive movement, poor posture, excessive workload, patterns of work and a cold working environment.

> Correct and incorrect workstation setup factsheet (Printable file)