Repetitive strain injury 'on the increase for office workers'

01-12-2008

Repetitive strain injury 'on the increase for office workers'
Evolving technology is causing more office workers to suffer from bad posture and repetitive strain injury, it has been claimed.

Computers are becoming smaller and employees are becoming increasingly desk-bound which means they are more susceptible to joint problems, the On Site Massage Company has stated.

There are also new conditions such as 'BlackBerry Thumb' and 'Mouse elbow' which companies are now starting to be more aware of and take action against.

Karl Monahan, business development manager at the On Site Massage Company, said: "They are slowly starting to do things about it and they're moving in the right direction."

According to Mercer's Pan-European health benefits report, companies spend an average of 5.3 per cent of their payroll on health benefits for staff.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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