repetitive strain injury

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repetitive strain injury:

see repetitive stress injuryrepetitive stress injury
or repetitive strain injury
(RSI), injury caused by repeated movement of a particular part of the body. Often seen in workers whose physical routine is unvaried, RSI has become epidemic since computers have entered the workplace in large
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Collectively, such complaints are referred to as cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs).
Investigation of cumulative trauma disorders in a poultry processing plant.
While the root cause of cumulative trauma disorders is automation and repetitive actions, the primary reasons for the tremendous rise in the incidence rates are the increased recognition of the problem and a better informed workforce.
Right now, we have this laundry list of symptoms thrown into this bucket called cumulative trauma disorders.
Commonly called cumulative trauma disorders, overuse syndromes or repetitive motion injuries, these problems have become increasingly common in today's mechanized work place.
According to the BLS, the number of cumulative trauma disorders has increased by more than 1,000% in 10 years, rising from 26,700 in 1983 to 302,400 in 1993 (the most recent year for which figures are available).
We knew that cumulative trauma disorders were a major source of loss for many employers requiring similar tasks.
Over the past few years, the number of employee complaints relating to indoor air pollutants, cumulative trauma disorders and musculoskeletal problems has increased significantly.
ACOEM cited the BAE SYSTEMS unit's efforts in two areas: its comprehensive program to reduce cumulative trauma disorder injuries and the chemical/materials safety program.
Cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) is defined as musculoskeletal disorders that can result from the body's inability to heal itself from the long-term effects of repetitive motion, exposure to vibration, and/or mechanical stress.
Designing instruments to address the ergonomics of periodontal instrumentation and to decrease cumulative trauma disorders in dental hygienists is an ongoing area of research and development.

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