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Document ID (ISN)103678
CIS number 04-732
Year 2001
Convention or series no. NTP 602-2001
Author(s) Fidalgo Vega M., Nogareda Cuixart C.
Title Ergonomic design of visual display workstations: Work equipment
Original title El diseño ergonómico del puesto de trabajo con pantallas de visualización: el equipo de trabajo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 7p. Illus. 12 ref.
Internet access http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/ntp/ntp_602.htm [in Spanish]
Abstract This information note discusses the main ergonomic aspects to be taken into account when designing the layout of workplaces involving work with visual display screens, given current technical and scientific knowledge and legal requirements with respect to occupational safety and health. Contents: general considerations concerning applicable legislation; definition of the basic elements of work at screens (visual display screens, users, workstations); factors that need to be taken into account when designing workstations (equipment, work environment, worker, work organization); requirements with respect to work equipment (spatial layout of equipment, screen, filters, screen support, keyboard, wrist rest, desk, document holder, work documents, seat, electrical wires and cables); working on laptop computers.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; office work; visual display terminals; workplace design
Descriptors (secondary) office chairs; work organization; data sheet; anthropometry; computers; ergonomics
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)