Dear Sisters and Brothers,
On February 28, we mark the International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day (RSI Day). Injured workers and labour activists founded RSI Day as an annual event to raise awareness and increase protection against these serious, and potentially disabling, injuries which are often incurred on the job.
Unifor will continue to call on all provinces and territories to expand mandatory ergonomic regulations. All governments must adopt strong workplace regulations, backed by robust enforcement, to protect workers from painful, costly and unnecessary injuries.
On RSI Day and on every day, we encourage all members to take a moment to examine their workspace to identify hazards that could lead to RSIs and to bring any concerns to your local health and safety representatives. Unifor is interested in your experience at work and how we can enhance advocating for better-designed work spaces and relief from repetitive tasks that can lead to injury. Please take a moment to tell us about your repetitive strain injury/ injuries and help us create a profile of RSIs in Unifor by taking the survey at: http://www.unifor.org/en/repetitive-strain-injuries-questionnaire. To view or share on Facebook visit:https://www.facebook.com/UniforCanada/photos/pcb.1955693547835465/1955677754503711/?type=3&theater
You can find additional information on RSIs along with a series of fact sheets on how to avoid injury at www.unifor.org/rsi.
Work safe and stay healthy.
In solidarity / En toute solidarité,
National Health and Safety Department