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Document ID (ISN)110824
CIS number 10-0426
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Niskanen T., Lehtelń J., Ketola R., Nykyri E.
Title Results of Finnish national survey on EU legislation concerning computer work
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.41, No.4, p.542-548. 29 ref.
Abstract The European Directive on computer work (VDU 90/270/EEC, see CIS 90-1069) is implemented in the Finnish Government Decree. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of the legislation and its applications in practice. Data were collected by means of online questionnaires from 934 employers, 1872 employees and 289 occupational health care (OHC) units. Findings are discussed. The practical conclusion is that employees' visual acuity examinations and compensation for eyeglasses should be better promoted and adopted for employees engaged in computer work. Moreover, ergonomic improvements are best carried out in co-operation with OHC personnel.
Descriptors (primary) Finland; office work; visual display terminals; man-computer interfaces; visual acuity; sitting posture; visual fatigue; ergonomics; legislation
Descriptors (secondary) European Union; work posture; questionnaire survey; eye examinations; cooperation; role of government; comment on directive
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Workers' compensation
Ergonomics
Work posture
Office work
Framework legislation