How can I prevent RSI?

Prevention is easier than cure. Even if you do not have any symptoms it is worth spending some time thinking about and adapting how you work to see if you can reduce some of the risk factors. For example:

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Health and Safety Laboratory have developed the Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART) tool to help prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It is aimed at workplaces where workers carry out repetitive tasks. The HSE says it can help identify where significant risks lie and help prioritise improvements.

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