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Wake up to the dangers of repetitive strain injury;Letter

THE On-line magazine (TES, May 15) was correct to raise the issue of musculoskeletal injuries associated with the use of computers. It is inconceivable that the young are not at risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI), especially as the use of keyboards is increasing rapidly both at school and at home. I advise those responsible for the health and safety of pupils to assess the risks the school runs and seek advice.

The list of contacts, however, did not include the main source of ergonomics expertise in the UK. The Ergonomics Society maintains a list of consultants and can be reached by telephoning 01509 234 904, ( or by e-mail on ergsoc@ergonomics.org.uk). This information is also available on the web at http:www.ergonomics.org.uk

Mic L Porter, 10 Windsor Road, Monkseaton, Tyne and Wear

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