Carpal tunnel and serials work Anne Grady 13 Feb 1996 22:49 UTC
I'm wondering if any other serials librarians and/or support
staff are experiencing carpal tunnel symptoms, pain in
wrists, fingers, hands, joints, arms, shoulders etc from
shelving, processing mail and/or automated check-in?
What can one do? Shelving really compounded the pain in
my wrists, hands, arms so this fall we got a work-study
student to shelve journals in the morning. She started in
January. Today she complained of pain in her hands/arms
and will be taking some time off from shelving... I don't
blame her... however, the shelving now falls back to me ugh!
I've shelved solo from '89 to '95 and worry about the
damage I continue to inflict on my hands.
University of New England
Biddeford, ME 04005