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How Can Cumulative Trauma Be Prevented In The Workplace?

Cumulative trauma, also known as repetitive strain injury (RSI), is a type of injury that is caused by the repeated use of the same muscles or joints over an extended period of time. Here are a few strategies that can be used to prevent cumulative trauma in the workplace:

  1. Ergonomic equipment: Using ergonomic equipment, such as chairs, keyboards, and mice, can help reduce the risk of cumulative trauma.
  2. Workstation design: Ensuring that workstations are designed with ergonomics in mind, with proper positioning of monitors, keyboards, and other equipment, can help reduce the risk of cumulative trauma.
  3. Breaks: Encouraging employees to take breaks and stretch regularly can help reduce the risk of cumulative trauma.
  4. Training: Providing employees with training on proper posture and body mechanics can help reduce the risk of cumulative trauma.
  5. Job rotation: Rotating employees through different tasks or job functions can help reduce the risk of cumulative trauma by allowing muscles and joints to rest and recover.

Overall, a combination of ergonomic equipment, workstation design, breaks, training, and job rotation can help prevent cumulative trauma in the workplace.

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