Re: [Histonet] Repetitive strain?
Jan Minshew wrote a good article on cumulative stress disorders for
Microscopy Today, 1999, vol 7 #6, pp27-29. Available by free download
If the direct link doesn't work, go to http://www.microscopy-today.com
and click on "cumulative table of contents", then scroll to Vol 7 #6,
>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.
>Institute of Aquaculture
>University of Stirling
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