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People who use a keyboard for more than four hours a day have a 50 percent chance of developing a repetitive strain injury at some point in their lives, according to Ergonomic Insights and Innovations.

A 1996 survey conducted by the Herman Miller Research Network indicates that workers' compensation costs related to cases of repetitive injuries were the fourth-highest concern among U.S. business executives.

The prevalence of symptoms consistent with upper-extremity cumulative trauma disorders in newspaper workers has been reported to range from 20 to 40 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Title Annotation:facts about repetitive strain injuries
Comment:Did You Know?(facts about repetitive strain injuries)
Author:Villano, Matt
Publication:Editor & Publisher
Article Type:Statistical Data Included
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 6, 1999
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