Occupational Overuse Syndrome Safety Talk

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This safety talk includes the full safety talk in MS Word, PowerPoint presentation and handouts for in the field talks, assessment and Answer Sheet.

Our safety talks can be edited to suit your needs or used as they are.  Below is a passage from the talk and you can view a preview of the talk in PDF:  TALK PREVIEW

Occupational Overuse Syndrome

We’re going to talk about Occupational Overuse Syndrome, which we will now refer to as OOS.
OOS has been around for a long time and has been given many names, among them, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), tennis elbow or housemaid’s knee, to name just a few.
The most common OOS Injuries include:
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Epicondylitis
• Trigger finger
• Rotator cuff tendonitis
• Dequerrain’s disease.
Along with back injuries, sprains and strains, OOS is classified as a manual handling injury.  In some sectors of industry, OOS has the highest incidence rate.

By the end of this talk you will understand:
• what OOS is;
• the factors that contribute to OOS;
• ways to prevent or reduce the risk of OOS; and
• the treatment that is available.tion