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
To subscribe to The RSI Network newsletter online, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RSINet,
or send a blank e-mail message to: RSINetfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Cal-OSHA Reporter Flash Reports
Written by Anne Bell and/or Ellen Denmead (email@example.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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
- 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, email@example.com
Stretching At Your Computer or Desk, Bob Anderson, Shelter Publications (Random House), ISBN
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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
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
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Order from: 815 16 Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
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: email@example.com
"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
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
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
Alternative Books Superstore
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