Related Links

Following is a list of publications and some links that cover RSI and ergonomic issues.  This is not a comprehensive list, but some of the more prominent and popular publications are listed. Links to larger lists are provided at the end of this section.


The RSI Network Newsletter
For People Concerned About Tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries
The RSI Network newsletter provides articles, product information, news, and other items of interest to the RSI community. Newsletters can be read via e-mail, printed, or accessed from their website archive.

To subscribe to The RSI Network newsletter online, visit  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RSINet, or send a blank e-mail message to: RSINet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

A.R.M.S. Newsletter
The Association for Repetitive Motion Syndromes is a national clearinghouse that provides support and information to at-risk and injured workers, their employers, worker' compensation professionals, the press, and the public at large regarding preventive, therapeutic, medical, and legal aspects of repetitive motion syndromes.  Members recieve the A.R.M.S. newsletter (published 3-4 times a year) and limited telephone information/support. Your tax-deductible, $20/year membership and any other contributions may be sent to ARMS at P.O.Box 471973, Aurora CO 80047-1973

PO Box 239
Haverford, PA 10941
Phone: 215-896-4902, or 800-554-4CTD to order
Fax: 215-896-1488
WWW: http://ctdnews.com
A monthly newsletter that deals with all aspects of cumulative trauma disorders: prevention, treatment, ergonomics, legislation, litigation, and costs. It's a bit pricey ($146/year) but fairly concise. They'll send you your first issue free, so you can look it over.

Cal-OSHA Reporter Flash Reports
Written by Anne Bell and/or Ellen Denmead (ellen@compline.com). Voice: 510-845-8300; fax: 510-845-2800 (Berkeley, CA). They are provided to subscribers of our free Electronic Summary Edition at no cost. Technical support is provided by Data Control Corporation, providers of Compline, the on-line X-Mod database, and Commanon Corporation, publishers of the Cal-OSHA Reporter and our sister publication the Workers' Comp Executive. Voice: 916-470-7000; fax: 916-470-7600 (Grass Valley, CA).

For a free subscription to the Electronic Summaries of our newsletter and Flash Reports, send e-mail to: newsdesk@cal-OSHA.com with the message: "Subscribe COR (your name)." To unsubscribe, send the message: "Unsubscribe COR (your name)" to the same address. To change your address, unsubscribe your old then subscribe your new e-mail address.

Ergonomic ViewPoints Newsletter by Ergonomic Sciences
While this is a newsletter for the clients of Ergonomic Sciences, it provides insightful reviews of specific products as well as an overview of ergonomic issues and products for the office

Healthy Computing
VDT Solution offers a complimentary newsletter. Healthy Computing is published quarterly. They also have archives of past articles on: Human Factors - OSHA - Everyday Challenges - Road Warriors - Innovations - 4 Letter word: comp....

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A large amount has been written in the popular press and the medical literature, and more comprehensive bibliographies (rsi.biblio and rsi.biblio2) are available in the typing-injury archive.

Here are some books you might want to check out.
The Pascarelli book is often cited in various on-line conversations. If you buy only one book, this is probably the one to get.

Beyond Ergonomics...Body Conditioning for the Computer User (Booklet)
by Sharon J. Butler
Each 20 page booklet costs $5.00 + a self-addressed, double stamped envelope (business sized). Orders should be sent to Advanced Press-Booklet Offer, 1708 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 321, Paoli, PA 19301-1553.

Compute in Comfort: Body awareness training: A day-to-day guide to pain-free computing, Paul Linden, Ph.D., Prentice Hall. (800) 947-7700

ComputerFit: Staying Healthy in a Computer-Based Workforce, Randall Helm, Lifelong Health Systems. Paperback, 7 7/8 x 9 3/16, 216 pages. ISBN 0-9682652-0-0.  $18.95 Can. and $14.95 U.S.A, released October 1997
For more information please contact Randall Helm at (519) 579- 9926, or e-mail, helm@computerfit.com. Website: www.computerfit.com

The Computer User's Survival Guide, Joan Stigliani, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc, ISBN 1-56592-030-9.
See also, stigliani-book-review, in the ftp archive.

Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other Repetitive Strain Injuries, A Self-Care Program, Sharon J. Butler, New Harbinger Publications, 1996, ISBN # 1-57224-039-3. Author's e-mail: SButler100@aol.com See BookZone's writeup at: http://www.bookzone.com/bookzone/10000797.html .

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D, Delacorte Press, 1990, ISBN 0-385-29897-8

Job Damaged People: How to Survive and Change the Workers' Comp System, published jointly by The Environmental Health Network, PO Box 16267, Chesapeake, VA 23328-6267, and The Louisiana Injured Workers' Union, 1307 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 899-4194. There should be an order form at:

OCCUPATION AND DISEASE: How Social Factors Affect the Conception of Work-Related Disorders, Allard E. Dembe, Yale University Press, ISBN: 0-300-06436-5, 1996, Price: $37.50 Illus: 20, Pages: 384

Office Politics: Computers, Labor, and the Fight for Safety and Health, Vernon L. Mogensen, Rutgers University Press; ISBN hardcover, 0-8135-2286-2, $48.00; ISBN paperback, 0-8135-2287-0, $17.95 (Rutgers University Press  800-446-9323)

One Hand Typing and Keyboarding Manual: With Personal Motivational Messages From Others Who Have Overcome! by Lilly Walters.
See http://www.aboutonehandtyping.com

  • E-book PDF file, 66 pages,  $13.95 US, (no shipping); ISBN 9-934344-54-X,  Royal CBS Publishing
  • Comb-back manual, 66 pages, $14.95, $5 S/H ISBN 0-934344-54-X, Royal CBS Publishing, for more resources for one hand typists ...

One-Handed in a Two-Handed World, by Tommye-K. Mayer, Prince-Gallison Press, P.O. Box 23, Hanover Station, Boston, MA 02113-0001.  Website at: http://www.gis.net/princeg/onehand.html

Pain Erasure - The Bonnie Prudden Way. Bonnie Prudden, M. Evans & Co., Inc., 1980; ISBN 0-87131-328-6 (hardcover). Ballantine Books, Inc.; 1982 (softcover).

Preventing Computer Injury: The Hand Book, Stephanie Brown, Ergonome Press, 1993, ISBN 1-884388-01-9.

Repetitive Strain Injury, a Computer User's Guide, Emil Pascarelli and Deborah Quilter, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-59533-0

SAVE YOUR HANDS: Injury Prevention for Massage Therapists, Lauriann Greene, Gilded Age Press, 160 pages, 62 photographs, $ 17.95, ISBN 1-883195-03-9, info@saveyourhands.com 

Stretching At Your Computer or Desk, Bob Anderson, Shelter Publications (Random House), ISBN 0-936070-19-6, US$9.95

Wounded Workers : The Politics of Musculoskeletal Injuries, Penney Kome, University of Toronto Press, September 1998, Cloth 0-8020-0741-4 $50.00, Paper 0-8020-7795-1 $19.95

Zap! How Your Computer Can Hurt You-And What You Can Do About It, Don Sellers, Peachpit Press, Inc., 1994. ISBN# 1-55609-021-0. Author's e-mail: dsellers@netcom.com

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Applied Ergonomics
Applied Ergonomics is aimed at ergonomists and all those interested in applying ergonomics/human factors in the design, planning and management of technical and social systems at work or leisure. Readership is truly international with subscribers in over 50 countries. Professionals for whom Applied Ergonomics is of interest include: ergonomists, designers, industrial engineers, health and safety specialists, systems engineers, design engineers, organizational psychologists, occupational health specialists and human-computer interaction specialists.

Clinical Eye and Vision Care
Its primary focus is to explain the various modalities of diagnosis and treatment and the management of clinical situations. Advances in disease detection, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, instrumentation, and contact lenses are also featured. Special sections include Clinical challenges, News and views, Low vision, Practice guidelines, Medical legal issues, Literature reviews, Book reviews, and Calendar of upcoming events.

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/5/2/3/8/3/2/index.htt
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery is devoted to publishing papers and reports on the clinical aspects of neurology and neurosurgery. It is an international forum for papers of high scientific standard that are of interest to Neurologists and Neurosurgeons world-wide. The journal complements the renowned Handbook of Clinical Neurology and is expertly edited by Professor George W. Bruyn, one of the series editors of the Handbook.

International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
IJOEH is an authorative resource delivering up-to-date clinical and research information on the promotion of health in the workplace and on the wider issue of the relationship between human health and the environment. The journal provides cutting-edge articles on the global effort to protect workers' health and the environment. Each quarterly issue features original, peer-reviewed articles on matters of real interest and importance along with literature reviews, humanistic essays, case reports, special solicited contributions, editorials, news of meetings and courses, and a number of other features that promise lively reading.

International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
The journal covers all aspects of industrial and occupational ergonomics, including such topics as human productivity, work-station design, methods engineering, design-oriented cognitive engineering, musculoskeletal injuries, design of tools, machines, controls and displays, safety, physical/mental stress and fatigue, modelling of the human body and human response behaviour, environmental stresses, etc. Moreover, the journal encourages the submission of articles dealing with the application of ergonomic principles to advanced manufacturing, such as FMS, interface design and robotics, as well as the submission of non-traditional articles, such as those involving the application of computers and systems methodologies to ergonomics. From time to time, the journal publishes special editions dealing with pressing ergonomic issues.

John Wiley and Sons
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., develops, publishes, and sells products in print and electronic media for the educational, professional, scientific, technical, medical, and consumer markets worldwide.

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
The Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation is a journal whose main focus is to present practical information about musculoskeletal rehabilitation to clinicians who treat patients with back and musculoskeletal pain complaints. It will provide readers with both 1)a general fund of knowledge on the assessment and management of specific problems and 2)new information considered to be state-of-the-art in the field. The intended audience is multidisciplinary as well as multi-specialty.

Journal of the American Medical Association
Peer-reviewed, primary source, highly selected clinical science, disease prevention, and health policy information for physicians and other health professionals.

Journal of Engineering Design
Journal of Engineering Design provides an essential forum for dialogue between practitioners and academics in the field of engineering design. In addition to presenting the best current research into both the improvement of design processes and practices in industry and the creation of advanced engineering products, the journal also publishes authoritative academic studies on design principles, practice and methodologies.

Journal of Hand Therapy
JHT is designed for hand therapists, occupational and physical therapists, and other hand specialists involved in the rehabilitation of disabling hand problems. The Journal functions as a source of education and information by publishing scientific and clinical articles. Regular features include original reports, clinical reviews, case studies, editorials, and book reviews.

Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
The Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine is an indispensable guide to good health in the workplace. In-depth, clinically oriented research articles and technical reports keep readers up-to-date on new medical developments in the prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of work-related injury and illness. Featuring an attractive, neatly illustrated, readable format, the Journal is an excellent source for new ideas, concepts, techniques, and procedures that can be put to use in industrial or commercial employment settings.

Occupational Medicine
Occupational Medicine is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to encouraging the critical appraisal and enhancement of standards of medical practice for the benefit of the workforce. Each issue presents up-to-date information, vital for those specializing in the promotion of workplace health and safety. Occupational Medicine invites articles with an international perspective, covering areas including work-related injury and illness; accident and illness prevention; health promotion and education; occupational diseases; the establishment and implementation of health and safety standards; monitoring of the work environment; and the management of recognized hazards.

Taylor and Francis
Building on two centuries' experience, Taylor & Francis has grown over the past two decades to become a leading international publisher. With offices in London, Basingstoke and Brighton in the UK, and New York and Philadelphia in the USA, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes over 150 journals and over 600 books each year.

A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation This journal will publish high quality peer-reviewed manuscripts covering the entire scope of interdisciplinary and international work practice. The journal's subtitle has been deliberately laid out: Our first goal is injury or disability prevention. When this goal is not reachable and the client sustains a disability, we focus our attention on assessing individual needs and follow that with rehabilitation or any other form of intervention deemed necessary. Alternate issues of Work will be thematic, with topics ranging from industrial rehabilitation to technological advances. Articles will cover various age groups from school-aged children to the older worker, including people with disabilities across the age groups.

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Related Publication Links

Order from:  815 16 Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
(202) 637-5000

Stop the Pain: Repetitive Strain Injuries, April 1997
(detailed investigation into the statistics of RSI's.  $5)

Stop the Pain: Workplace Ergo Action Kit, 1997
(a lot of strategy & not so much emphasis on facts & stats.  $5)

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
The last 3 NIOSH publications are free (1-800-356-4674)

NIOSH Case Studies in Ergonomics, 1996 (from Government Institutes, 4 Research Place, #200, Rockville, MD 20850, 301-921-2323, $10)

Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Workplace Bibliography, September 1995, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 95-119.

Elements of Ergonomics Programs (edited by Cohen, Gjessing, Fine, Bernard and McGlothlin), March 1997, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-117.

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors (edited by Bernard et al.), July 1997, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-141. The entire paper is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ergosci1.html
Their e-mail is: pubstaft@cdc.gov

"Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Selected References (March 1989)''
NIOSH Publications Dissemination
4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226

NIOSH Musculoskeletal Documents on CD-ROM: Preventing Work-Related Disorders
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-122
This CD-ROM contains the complete text of 12 musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) documents previously developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The purpose of this CD is to provide an easily accessible compilation of NIOSH research and recommendations related to the prevention of workplace musculoskeletal disorders and to facilitate their dissemination to the public.

Order this CD ROM (be sure to mention Publication No. 2001-122) from the NIOSH Publications office by phone, fax, e-mail, or mail.

Call: Automated router system, 1-800-356-4674. Telephone number
outside the U.S. 1-513-533-8471
Fax: 513-533-8573
E-mail: pubstaft@cdc.gov
Mail: NIOSH Publications, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Mail Stop C-13,
Cincinnati OH, 45226-1998

NIOSH information and publications on Ergonomics and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders can also be found on this Web site

The Bureau of Labor Statistics

"Health and Safety Guidelines for Video Display Terminals in the Workplace" (June 1991)
Oregon Department of Insurance and Finance
Occupational Safety and Health Division Central Office
160 Labor and Industries Building, Salem, OR 97310, USA
This site allows downloading of Adobe Acrobat and access to the guidelines as a pdf file.

Alternatively, you can call NIOSH's 800 number: 800-356-4674 (800-35-NIOSH) or poke around their WWW page: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html


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