|RSI Awareness Day Poster|
Toronto – February 26, 2021 – Every year, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day takes place on the last day of February, the only “non repetitive” day of the annual calendar. As part of RSI Day, UFCW Canada joins workers and other labour groups worldwide to help raise awareness of the need for preventative action towards repetitive strain injuries.
RSIs are among the most common workplace injuries and affect 1 in 10 Canadian workers. The emotional pain that accompanies the physical pain of these injures can take a psychological toll not only on the worker, but also on their families and co-workers.
If we ignore the symptoms of RSI and they are not treated in time, they can cause a great deal of suffering, and if nothing is done to address the injury or remove its cause, the damage could become permanent.
With adequate resources and training, many of these cases are preventable, which is why governments must adopt effective and enforced ergonomic regulations, as well as workplace training that includes the promotion of psychologically healthy and safe workplaces.
For resources on RSI awareness and prevention, visit UFCW Canada's Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) website.