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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day is February 29

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day is February 29, or February 28 in non-leap years. As the only “non-repetitive” day of the year, it’s the ideal date to raise awareness of repetitive strain injuries and how to prevent them.

This year, the Unifor Health, Safety and Environment Department is inviting you to join a free bilingual webinar on RSIs to give you an opportunity to share your experiences from across the country as well as hear from knowledgeable health, safety and ergonomics experts.

Register here for the RSI Day webinar

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

You must register for this event

As union representatives, we are often aware of the more acute risks to our health and safety in the workplace. It is a challenge to remember that simple, repetitive movements can lead to injuries that can be difficult to recover from. We must take precautions and set up our everyday movements to prevent RSIs.

There are resources you can use in your workplaces to help you and your fellow workers keep RSIs in mind as you go about your workday. We encourage you to read through the detailed Fact Sheet on RSIs and make Repetitive Strain Injuries a topic at Local meetings and at the bargaining table.

Read the Fact Sheet and documents on guarding against common RSIs:

There are additional resources, including checklists and online courses, at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW).

Connect with your health and safety activists and plan to join us on February 29. Together, we can make work safe for all.

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