How does your body feel at the end of every workday? Do you suffer from stiff shoulders or a sore back? Do you feel fatigue in your eyes after a long working day? This could be the first symptom of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).
Working with computers, particularly for long periods without proper breaks, is a prime cause of RSI. A poorly set up workstation or the use of inferior equipment can lead you to adopt awkward or static postures, resulting in strain on muscles throughout the body. RSI is exactly what it says it is…
It's exactly what it says, it's Repetition causing Strain causing Injury.
If allowed to become chronic, RSI can cause permanent disability.But don’t despair there is some good news... RSI is 100% preventable!
There are multiple ways to prevent RSI:
Make sure you set up an ergonomic workstation. Look at the video and recommended positioning of you chair, your computer and your accessories
Use ergonomic computer accessories designed to adapt and adjust easily to your physical needs. Whether you choose a foot rest
, wrist rest mouse pad
, laptop stand
or the unique 3M ergonomic computer mouse
, you can rest assure that they are ergonomically designed, sturdy and offer the quality you should expect from 3M Computer accessories.
Allow for breaks.
Make sure you set up an ergonomic workstation.