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Repetitive strain injury in the UK: soft tissues and hard issues

Smithson, Steve and Khilji, N (1994) Repetitive strain injury in the UK: soft tissues and hard issues. International Journal of Information Management, 14 (2). pp. 95-108. ISSN 0268-4012

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Identification Number: 10.1016/0268-4012(94)90029-9

Abstract

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) has become an increasingly common and painful result of the inappropriate implementation of information technology in offices. On the basis of existing literature and an empirical study, this paper reviews the theory and practice of RSI prevention including recent legal changes, and ergonomic and medical aspects. However, it argues that RSI is also a management and organizational problem which should be approached in terms of an explicit health and safety policy which refers to job design, awareness and training, and the consideration of alternatives to keyboard input.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescriptio...
Additional Information: © 1994 Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 18:24
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 16:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/27568

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