RE: [Histonet] Repetitive strain?

From:"Kemlo Rogerson"

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?


Can you not use the motorised microtomes that are on the market?



Kemlo Rogerson

Pathology Manager

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