A 40 year old man who drove earth moving equipment developed a pain in his right shoulder which his GP diagnosed as RSI. After a week off work his shoulder problem had settled and he returned to work. The company was concerned as to whether his work was contributing to the problem and asked for an on-site medical assessment of the gentleman and the machinery.
Our health professional visited the company and assessed the employee, the work he did and the equipment he had to use. It was determined that the shoulder problem was unlikely to be due to his work and may have been the result of leisure activities instead. There were no risks factors identified either from the job or the equipment he used.
Both the employee and employer were reassured with the fitness to work assessment and felt much happier about the employee continuing with his job