I recently read a case coming out of Alberta where a clerical worker developed carpel tunnel syndrome from work. She was promoted in her workplace and had to do even more typing and handwriting with poor quality office furniture and pens. She was not able to take breaks due to the pressure to produce, staff shortages and hiring freezes. Ultimately, the new job aggravated her condition to the point where she required surgery.
According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of lost-time injuries in the province. That is why, from September 15 to November 15, 2010, the Ministry of Labour will hold a workplace safety inspection blitz that focuses on MSD hazards in all sectors...
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