International RSI Awareness Day

February 27, 2016
(All day)
Thunder Bay Regional Office, Thunder Bay , Ontario (Map)
Sign-up Deadline: 
February 5, 2016

To help focus attention on this growing epidemic, communities across Ontario and around the world have proclaimed the last day of February International RSI Awareness Day. On this day, special events are held to build awareness and action on RSIs or MSDs and the impact these injuries have on workers, their families and the community. What can be done? The majority of RSIs or MSDs are preventable. Critical actions that can be taken include: Organize and/or participate in a RSI Awareness Day event Report symptoms and hazards early to your supervisor and joint health and safety committee (JHSC) or health and safety representative Report work-related MSDs to WSIB immediately Insist on quality training to address these issues Press employers to implement ergonomic prevention solutions Encourage governments to enact effective and enforced ergonomic regulations.