OOS (RSI)

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Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS)


EMPLOYER'S RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Employers are responsible for Health & Safety within their workplace
  • Employers must identify, assess and control hazards
  • Employers are responsible for the design of the workplace as it affects health & safety
  • Employers must provide training and education for employees
  • Employers must monitor the exposure to significant hazards
  • Employers must monitor the health of each employee exposed to significant hazards
  • Employers must provide a system of early detection, access to treatment, and a rehabilitation system
  • OOS is categorised as 'Serious Harm' by the Courts, as it results in 'Temporary loss of bodily function.'
  • OOS is a notifiable condition because it is 'Serious Harm'. It must be reported to
  • OSH Service (Labour Department)

IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE STEPS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE YOU ARE
- EXPOSED TO A VERY SERIOUS RISK OF PROSECUTION AND FINE
- BEING SUED BY AN EMPLOYEE
- INCREASED ACC LEVIES AND A PENALTY LOADING

Commonly known as Repetition Strain Injury (RSI), the term is misleading as it has been found that it is not necessarily the repetition or rapid movements that cause the condition. It is a prolonged and sustained muscle contraction that causes the problems.

So, the medical and health profession then began to use the term Occupational Overuse Syndrome. However as the condition is not necessarily work related the condition is referred to as OVERUSE INJURY.

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