Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

February 26, 2009 17:06 ET

OPSEU-Media Advisory: Friday, February 27, 10th Anniversary of Repetitive Stress Injury Awareness Day in Windsor

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2009) -

ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT EDITORS; WORKPLACE & HEALTH EDITORS,
REPORTERS, PRODUCERS

Friday Feb. 27 marks the 10th anniversary of International Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) Awareness Day.

In the period 1996-2004 more than 3 million work days were lost to RSI. The cost to the Ontario economy was close to $400 million in lost wages and productivity.

In Windsor on Feb. 27 the media are invited to join a meeting of injured workers, health and safety professionals, labour groups and public policy experts to learn how the introduction of ergonomic regulations in Ontario's labour laws can reduce the number of people who suffer from this physical illness.

Location: Fogolar Furlan Club, 1800 North Service Road E.

Date: Friday February 27

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information

  • OPSEU Communications
    Greg Hamara
    Cell: (647) 238-9933
    or
    OPSEU Communications
    Joanne
    (519) 973-4800 ext 210