RSI Action is a student
group providing preventative education about RSI to the
general public and to students at Harvard. It also
provides advocacy and support for Harvard students with
Harvard staff should see the section on staff.
Our purpose is three-fold:
- Education of students,
to prevent RSI.
- Advocacy for students with RSI.
- Support for students with RSI.
Harvard clerical and technical staff with
problems are encouraged to contact the union (HUCTW), at
617-661-8289. The contacts are Donene Williams and Gloria
Buffonge. They are willing to talk to non-HUCTW staff
members as well, but are unable to work with those staff
members in their worksite.
We don't currently have
much useful staff specific information. We should note that
workers' compensation rules differ significantly from state
to state, and so we cannot provide general information
about workers' compensation. Also, note that in general,
the offices at a company which deal with disabilities work
for the company, not for disabled staff members, and are
not required to provide information on workers'
compensation. It is probably in your best interest to seek
information about workers' compensation from a neutral
source. It may not be in the company's interest for you to
correctly file your claim, and it may be in their interest
to emphasize non work-related activities that could have
contributed to your injuries.