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Workplace assessments

Assessments of work equipment, environment and methods are the responsibility of the employer and should be undertaken by qualified personnel or ergonomic consultants.
The following factors are known to contribute to RSI and should be taken into account:

  • Frequency and duration of repetitive movements
  • Force used in performing the movements
  • Absence of adequate recuperative breaks
  • Awkward postures, particularly degree of fixed muscle loading in the trunk, shoulders and arms
  • Degree of stress
  • Sudden changes in work pace
  • Vibration
Computer users can check their set-up against the workstation diagram and Display Screen Regulations.
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