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February 28 is International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day (RSI Day), and allowed The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to remind workplaces about these injuries and share prevention methods.

“Repetitive strain injuries develop slowly over time. Because of this, workers need to be made aware of the causes of these injuries and how to recognize early signs and symptoms. But most importantly, everyone should be trained on how to prevent them,” Anne Tennier, President and CEO, CCOHS.

Repetitive strain injuries (also referred to as musculoskeletal disorders) describe a family of painful disorders affecting tendons, muscles, nerves and joints in the neck, upper and lower back, chest, shoulders, arms, and hands. They can happen to workers in all industries, manifesting over time from the repetitiveness of everyday movements like bending, twisting, clenching and reaching.

Organizations can spread awareness and educate workers about injury prevention, by using CCOHS web site, which has a collection of resources available at



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