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Document ID (ISN)31079
CIS number 79-417
ISSN - Serial title Securitas
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Costa G., Bellucci R.
Title Ergo-ophthalmological study of women textile workers in visually demanding jobs
Original title Indagine ergooftalmologica in un gruppo di operaie di una industria tessile con compiti ad alta richiesta visiva [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1977, Vol.62, No.9-10, p.533-542. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract The main problems of work requiring good visual performance are reviewed (lighting, contrast, glare, type and colour of lighting, visual comfort, visual fatigue). Studies performed in 168 textile workers engaged in inspection and mending of fabrics showed a high proportion of visual disturbances and inadequate lighting conditions. Proposals for improvement are: use of lighting with higher chromatic efficiency; greater number of lights above the workplaces, with individual switches; painting of walls with colours having a low reflection index; correct mounting of fluorescent lights to avoid flickering; positioning of lights to prevent glare.
Descriptors (primary) lighting; textile industry; fabrics inspection; visual tasks
Descriptors (secondary) illumination levels; Italy; contrast; colour of light; visual fatigue; glare; artificial lighting; survey; visual comfort; light measurement; natural lighting
Document type -
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Lighting and colour