Policies for the Prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury Among Computer Users: A Moral Analysis

Policies for the Prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury Among Computer Users: A Moral Analysis

N. Ben Fairweather (De Montfort University, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-11-2.ch010
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Abstract

The chapter starts with a very brief review of the nature of repetitive strain injury (RSI) and some of the less helpful advice about RSI. There is consideration of general issues of employer responsibility for health and safety and mention of the peculiarities of RSI prevention before attention is turned to the balance of individual versus corporate responsibility as shown in policies studied. Attention is then drawn to particular issues of mouse use and then computer games. There is a short discussion of the issues of stress and work pressure, followed by mention of some issues raised by monitoring, and the chapter concludes with a look at the issues raised by consideration of shared workstations.

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