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    • Repetitive Strain Injury
      • Caused by: Prolonged work on a computer
        • Symptoms: Stiffness, pain and swelling around shoulders and fingers
          • Caused: Carrying out reptitive tasks
          • Caused: positioning of the keyboard in a awkward angle fo hands and arms
          • Trade Union Congress report claims that young people are more at risk becasue of the causes!
            • Caused: Squeezing the mouse too tightly
              • Symptoms: Stiffness, pain and swelling around shoulders and fingers
                • Caused: Carrying out reptitive tasks
                • Caused: positioning of the keyboard in a awkward angle fo hands and arms
                • Trade Union Congress report claims that young people are more at risk becasue of the causes!
                  • Caused: Squeezing the mouse too tightly
        • Can be prevented or Reduced by: using a wrist rest while typing
        • can be avoided by: taking regular breaks
        • ensure that computer users vary their work, so they dont spend all day on the computer
        • having sufficient desk space to allow users to rest theri wrists when not typing
        • using specially designes 'ergonomic' keyboards
        • ensuring that keyboards can be titlted and have well-sprung keys.

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