Story: Workplace safety and accident compensation

Testing for OOS

Testing for OOS

Many New Zealand workers now use computers rather than shovels or axes, but workplace safety is still a serious issue. Occupational health and safety nurse Brenda Moana is testing Wellington journalist Graeme Peters for repetitive strain injury, also known as occupational over-use syndrome or OOS.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/3706/8
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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Hazel Armstrong, 'Workplace safety and accident compensation - Workplace health and safety, 1990s and 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Hazel Armstrong, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 18 Apr 2016