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Matt Itelson

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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs

Helpful course will inform computer users on how to avoid hand-related strain

SAN FRANCISCO, February 13, 2002 - San Francisco State University will offer two free seminars on preventing hand-related injuries on March 5 at the SFSU Oakland Multimedia Center and March 7 at the SFSU Downtown Center.

Presented by SFSU’s Information Technology Program, “Ergonomics: Safety and Comfort in the Workplace” will teach the proper workstation layout, correct posture and helpful stretches that can prevent repetitive stress at the office.

“Computer users will learn quite a bit,” says Ian Fisher, director of the Information Technology Program. “I rearranged my entire computer setup after the course.”

Dull aches and pains in the fingers, excessive fatigue in the hands, and heaviness and stiffness in the arms could indicate repetitive strain injuries resulting from poor computer location and seating.

No registration is required but space is limited to 50 seats and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHAT: "Ergonomics: Safety and Comfort in the Workplace," a one-hour seminar on preventing repetitive strain.

WHEN AND WHERE: 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, SFSU Oakland Multimedia Center, 2201 Broadway (at 22nd Street), Oakland. 9 to 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7, SFSU Downtown Center, 425 Market St. (at Fremont Street), 2nd Floor, San Francisco.


INFORMATION: Call (415) 405-7716.

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Student writer Anastasia Thrift contributed to this release.

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