Computer Ergonomics - Avoiding MSD and RSI

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Matthew S Harris is a software & database designer, contract programmer & consultant.

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In 2001, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States had scheduled a new safety regulation for computer workers to go into effect in the Fall of that year. This regulation addressed the risks of physical injuries associated with computer usage (see "What Is MSD/RSI?"). The regulation required employers to provide employees with information and training on how to avoid such injuries - specifically, OSHA directed employers to provide all employees with a printed booklet and classroom instruction on risks, symptoms, and prevention.

A client company gave Matthew Harris the task of preparing a printed booklet and training curricula in compliance with the new OSHA regulation. This article is a revised version of the safety booklet prepared in accordance with the OSHA requirements.







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