Repetitive Strain Injury At An All-Time High
Microsoft has released a new study indicating that work related repetitive strain injuries are skyrocketing. Instances of RSI have gone up 30% in the last year, costing businesses over US$600 million in lost working hours. The culprits seem to be increased work load and lack of ergonomic countermeasures.
Microsoft claims the rapidly emerging trend of ‘mobile working’ – with office-based employees now working on the move for an average of an hour more per day than they did two years ago using laptops and mobile devices – is behind this alarming climb in work-related injury.