[Histonet] Repetitive strain?

From:"Deborah Faichney"

Hello all,

I have worked within Histology for 18 years and have progressively felt
muscle fatigue and discomfort in the wrists, elbows and neck.  I also
have numbness and tingling in my left index finger.  It is now being
addressed by my Occupation Health department (although they are mainly
used to Display screen monitoring as we are in a university setting)
In the meantime, I thought I may gain some ergonomics advice or
alternative methods used by those experiencing the same or similar.  I
believe that it is mainly manual microtomy and forceps work which are
causing the problems.  I remember seeing something once about a tennis
ball being placed over the handwheel to give a better gripping position.
Anyone else know of this? Or a better solution?  Also, another person
mentioned using Scissor forceps, are these any good?

Any and all responses welcomed.

Debbie Faichney
Institute of Aquaculture
University of Stirling

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