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RIT study: Sign language interpreters at high ergonomic risk
Date:4/17/2008

Sign language interpreting is one of the highest-risk professions for ergonomic injury, according to a new study conducted by Rochester Institute of Technology. The research indicates that interpreting causes more physical stress to the extremities than high-risk tasks conducted in industrial settings, including assembly line work. It also found a direct link between an increase in the mental and cognitive stress of the interpreter and an increase in the risk of musculoskeletal injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.

The research, conducted through RITs Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is one of the first to catalog the effect of signing on interpreters and show a correlation between mental and cognitive stress and increased ergonomic risk. The results of the study are available in the March 2008 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Ergonomics and were also presented at the 2007 biennial conference of the Registry of Sign Language Interpreters.

The impact of repetitive stress in industrial and office settings has been well documented, but there is less data on the risk of ergonomic injury to sign language interpreters, says Matthew Marshall, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at RIT and a leader of the research group. Our findings indicate that interpreters may actually be at a higher risk of injury than other professions.

Marshall notes that the impact of injury on interpreters and its effect on retention is a major issue in the deaf community because any reduction in the interpreter population would have an adverse effect on the full societal participation of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Gaining a better understanding of the factors contributing to interpreter injury can show us ways to intervene and reduce the risks, adds Steve Nelson, director of access services for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Informed intervention can help drastically r
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Contact: Will Dube
wjduns@rit.edu
585-475-2816
Rochester Institute of Technology
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