Health & Safety Briefs (October 9, 2000)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/30/2001

EARLY RSI WARNING

Ithaca, N.Y. — So many children are sitting at computer stations designed for adults that repetitive strain injuries are going to start showing up before they reach adulthood, an American researcher says. Alan Hedge, of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., warns employers may soon find themselves with a young generation of employees suffering from RSI. And it’s not just a case of kids using computers at home, across North America, children in schools are hunched at adult work stations with legs dangling, he says.

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