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Document ID (ISN)101471
CIS number 03-81
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG171 (rev.1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Aching arms (or RSI) in small businesses - Is ill health due to upper limb disorders a problem in your workplace?
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Feb. 2003. 12p. Illus 6 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This booklet is designed to help employers and managers in small enterprises to understand upper limb disorders (ULDs), often called "RSI" (repetitive strain injury). Contents: definition; symptoms; difference between ULD and RSI; managing ULDs; risk assessment in the workplace; measures for reducing the risks; dealing with ULDs.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; United Kingdom; ergonomics; upper extremity disorders; plant safety and health organization; training material; repetitive strain injury
Descriptors (secondary) workplace design; work posture; safety guides; hazard evaluation; information of personnel; conditions of work
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Small and medium-sized enterprises
OSH training