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Document ID (ISN)27555
CIS number 77-1294
ISSN - Serial title 0340-7047 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Prophylaxe
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Birkhahn W.
Title The eye and light from the viewpoint of occupational safety and health
Original title Auge und Licht im Spiegel der Arbeitssicherheit [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1976, Vol.26, No.10, p.205-215. Illus.
Abstract An accident occurring in the building industry is used to show how dazzling can have grave consequences, that many errors of judgment are due to poor lighting and that good visual perception of the task is an important factor in occupational safety. Description of visual function, followed by a review of certain anomalies that play a major role in the accident phenomenon. Requisite properties for safety spectacles. Advice for improving working conditions by good harmony between the surface colours and light.
Descriptors (primary) lighting; eyes; visual performance
Descriptors (secondary) lighting and colour; artificial lighting; glare; safety spectacles; causes of accidents; physiology of vision
Document type -
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Lighting and colour