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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
• 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. LEARNING OUTCOMES
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