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  • Repetitive Strain Injury

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    Repetitive strain injury is a term that encompasses a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions that usually occur in sedentary workers. The musculoskeletal injury occurs due to an accumulation of microtrauma caused by repeated soft tissue overload (Ratzlaff 2007). In other words, tissues in the body are repeatedly injured with each injury being minor but, cumulatively, causing serious pain and damage to the body. Repetitive strain injury is not new phenomenon. It was first reported in the early

  • Business Law and Repetitive Strain Injury

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    to develop and promote sound health and safety policies and to consider, not only the legal requirements and the possibility of prosecution, but also the possibility of an employee personal injury claim. The number of work related personal injury claims and especially those relating to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), an umbrella term normally used to describe Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD), seem to be rising. RSI is not a recognised medical condition, more a medical term. There are two

  • Sonographic, Imaging Modalities and Their Corresponding Difficulties

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    diagnostic image. Oftentimes, these are long exams with multiple organs and/or vessels to examine. Combine the multiple layers of adipose tissue, overlying bowel gas, and possible skin folds to work around will only increase the exam time putting further strain put on the scanning arm. Considering all of these factors, more and more often sonographers must resort to putting “limited exam due to patient body habitus” because the exam did not yield diagnostic quality images. Considering most of the profession

  • Musician's Dystonia or Focal Hand Dystonia

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    affects the musculoskeletal system, but, somehow, this injury takes place in the brain. First, what is Musician’s Dystonia? Otherwise known as Focal Hand Dystonia, musician’s cramp, or “the yips”, it is a complex movement ailment that is characterized by involuntary contractions of certain muscles or muscle groups. It affects individuals who do skillful, highly attended activities with their hands. People afflicted generally engaged in a repetitive activity across a span of years – the playing of instruments

  • Workplace Ergonomics, Ergonomics Assessment, Ergonomics Training

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    htm). Once it became clear that businesses needed to take into account the human environment factors that faced their employees it resulted in the discipline of ergonomics. There exist many different things in the workplace that add to stress and injuries. They range from lifting heavy boxes to typing too much on the keyboard. However, the focus on this paper will be on the principals of ergonomics in the office and computer environment. Exactly, what is ergonomics? “Ergonomics, or Human Factors as

  • Workplace Ergonomic Research

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    common injuries people suffer due to bad ergonomics are often, musculoskeletal injury also known as MSI. Along with MSI, another very popular discomfort people suffer is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This includes, but is not restricted to; eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, burning eyes and many more, but the most common and severe MSD’s are tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even muscle strain. The three main reasons why people experience MSD’s are because of constant repetitive, awkward

  • Computer Ergonomics In The Workplace

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    the more efficient their workers are, the more productive their business will become. Although this will take lots of money at first, the result will be extreme success. There exist many different things in the workplace that add to stress and injuries. They range from lifting heavy boxes to typing too much on the keyboard. This paper will be focusing on the principals of ergonomics in the computer workstation. According to the Board of Certification for Professional Ergonomists (BCPE), the

  • What Are The Issues Related To Btec Business Level 3 Unit 3 P1

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    typing and the rest of the body which is immobile which can cause RSI otherwise known as repetitive strain injury and ULDS which is upper limb disorders to hands, wrists, arms, neck, shoulders or back. This mainly is caused by repetitive movements or using a mouse on a computer. This is knows as a poor posture and this is what causes this type of injury to occur. Laptop computers can cause more serious injuries as users sometime rest them on their knees. The keyboard is not designed for that use and

  • Work Injured Employees

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    care. Employees also have responsibilities when injured. This paper discusses what is considered on-the-job injuries of employees., the rights of these injured Second employees and the supervisors who must investigate the accidents that occur to cause them. Third, the responsibilities of both the employee and the supervisor when an accident occurs. There will also be sections on types of injuries that occur, and how to prevent them from happening. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • Effect of Computers on Human Society

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    The early computer development began in the late 60’s, at that time their common use was for complex mathematical calculations, and were mostly used by government corporations. As time went on computers became widely popular, and they were being used at a personal level. The Apple Lisa Computer was the first successful personal computer with a GUI interface which was introduced in 1983. Nowadays computers have become extremely popular, and they are being almost everywhere. We are becoming overwhelmingly