RSI Reading List
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: How to Relieve & Prevent
- Rosemarie Atencio
PO Box 220 XA,
Veneta, OR 97487
FAX (503)935-0705 $13.95 + $2.50 s/h
- Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive
Strain Injuries: A Self-Care Program
- Sharon Butler
Paoli PA USA, 1995
800 909-9795 (U.S.)
610 889-9795 (US$18.95 + 2.50 shipping)
- Improving VDT Work, Causes and Control of Health Concerns
in VDT Use
- Dr. Steven L. Sauter
Ergosyst Associates, INC
4840 W. 15st. suite 1012
Lawrence, KS 66049
- Cumulative Trauma Disorders
A Manual for musculoskeletal diseases of the upper limbs
- Edited by Vern Putz-Anderson
Published by Taylor and Francis
1-800-821-8321 or 215-785-5515
- The Ergonomic PC
- Paterson and Patten
McGraw Hill 1995
- The Computer User's Survival Guide
- Joan Stigliani
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
278 pages. $21.95 (US).
software version of "The HAND Book (Preventing Computer Injury)"
- Stephanie Brown
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Overuse Injuries
- Tammy Crouch & Michael Madden
North Atlantic Books
An overview with an emphasis on CTS. Includes a review of various
treatment modes, diagnostic approaches, and discusses the injuries
in terms of three stages. Also deals with prevention, ergonomics,
and stress management. 76 pages, soft cover.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Steven Conway, D.C. & Scott Bautch D.C.
Advanced Industrial Consultants
"A Practical Guide for Those Who Work With Their Hands."
A readable, accessible guide to the topic which defines CTS, points
to who is most prone, how it occurs, prevention, and what to do
if you think you have it. Includes exercises and a bibliography
of relevant articles. Illustrated, soft cover, 90 pages.
- The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Book
- Mark A. Pinsky
An overview of cumulative trauma injuries written from personal
experience and well-researched. Explains the injuries, discusses
ergonomics and prevention, considers appropriate treatment, and
addresses psychosocial issues of the workplace as well. 207 pages,
- Computers & Visual Stress
- Edward C. Godnig, O.D. & John S. Hacunda
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviews the physiology of the eye, dynamics and features of visual
display screens, environmental factors like glare, room temperature,
color, lighting, etc., exercises and eye training, and resources
for additional information. 136 pages, soft cover.
- Cumulative Trauma Disorders: A Manual for Musculoskeletal
- Vern Putz-Anderson, Taylor & Francis
Written for non-medical personnel in the workplace to understand
cumulative trauma disorders. Presents an overview, suggests methods
for worksite evaluation, and illustrates prevention strategies.
151 pages, soft cover.
- Ergonomics in Computerized Offices
- Etienne Grandjean, Taylor & Francis
Based on robust scientific research from the point of view of
ergonomics as a science, this book covers all aspects of the computer
in the office including vision, posture, physical design, noise,
radiation, and occupational issues. Professor Grandjean is considered
one of the pioneers of the study of ergonomics.
- Fitting the Task to the Man: A Text Book of Occupational
- Etienne Grandjean, Taylor & Francis
The fourth edition of what is considered the classic text on ergonomics
related to workplace design, management and safety. Also discusses
stress and lighting. Includes discussion specific to computer
use. 363 pages, soft cover.
- The Hand Book
- Stephanie Brown
Written by an accomplished concert pianist, this unique book concentrates
on techniques for using the traditional, flat keyboard safely.
Strain that can lead to injury is partly a matter of postures
and habits used at the keyboard that can be adjusted through learning
specific do's and don'ts of hand use. Also has a section on caring
for the hands and includes a poster of the "Twelve Golden
Rules." 99 pages, soft cover.
- Krames Communications
- 1100 Grundy Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066-3030
Krames writes and publishes a wide array of material related to
workplace health and safety. Many of their products are in the
form of brief pamphlets and posters. There are a number of titles
that relate to computer safety, such as, "Arranging Your
Workstation to Fit You," and "Preventing Repetitive
Strain at the Keyboard." They also offer a full training
program on computer ergonomics with videotape and a guidebook
on how to conduct the sessions in your workplace. Minimum orders
- Light, Medicine of the Future
- Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D.
Bear & Company
Given that the modern worker now spends a majority of their time
under artificial sources of light, this is an intriguing exploration
of the effects of being deprived of full spectrum light. Research
suggests that "malillumination" can result which has
real, measurable effects on human physiology. Given that good
general health is relevant to the risk of repetitive strain injury,
this is a topic worth considering. Paperback, 255 pages.
- The Neck, Arm, Hand Book:The Master Guide for Eliminating Cumulative Trauma Disorders
- MPACC, Inc.
89 Hillside Avenue
Bangor, MN 04401
Written by a physical therapist specializing in workplace injuries,
this is a guidebook focused on defining and preventing CTDs. A
good general overview that also discusses building cooperative
understanding between staff and management. 47 pages, soft cover.
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Emil Pascarelli, M.D.
John Wiley & Sons
Dr. Pascarelli has been actively involved in the treatment of
work-related computer injuries for many years, and incorporates
workstation analysis into all of his treatment programs. This
book is a very comprehensive overview of the topic from injury
descriptions to workstation adjustment to office culture. He was
featured in an article in The Smithsonian soon after the book's
release. 234 pages, soft cover.
- Sitting on the Job
- Scott W. Donkin, D.C.
Written by a chiropractor who provides a detailed understanding
of the influence of extended sitting on the body. Chapters include
discussions of work space, common physical complaints, stress,
and sleep. 137 pages, soft cover.
- Bob Anderson
A comprehensive guidebook to stretching as a way to increase muscle
flexibility and performance. Covers the whole body, and addresses
stretches for specific activities like athletics. 192 pages, spiral
- Don Sellers
Peachpit Press, Berkeley
Subtitled, "How your computer can hurt you - and what you
can do about it." Written in 25 brief, accessible chapters
with may sidebars and illustrations, this book addresses all of
the typical issues of ergonomics and vision and goes on to consider
topics like pregnancy, office air quality and kids in the computer
age. 150 pages, soft cover.
- Compute In Comfort: Body Awareness Trainning:
A Day-to-day Guide To Pain-Free Computing
- Paul Linden
Prentice Hall 1995
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