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Document ID (ISN)101797
CIS number 03-722
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2602-4
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSG 90
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title The law on VDUs - An easy guide
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed. Feb. 2003. vi, 28p. Illus. 5 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
Abstract This booklet provides guidance on the British Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (see CIS 93-24). Contents: health problems associated with work at visual display units; identifying the workers and the workstations covered; training users and assessors; assessing workstations and reducing risks; making sure new workstations comply with the minimum requirements; planning breaks and activity changes; arranging eye and eyesight tests; keeping users informed. A checklist is included. Replaces CIS 94-1967.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; workplace design; health hazards; visual display terminals; offices
Descriptors (secondary) eye examinations; migraine; fatigue; visual fatigue; backache; hazard evaluation; upper extremity disorders; work design; comment on law; safety training in industry; check lists; responsibilities; information of personnel; stress factors
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)