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Document ID (ISN)50845
CIS number 88-2081
ISSN - Serial title 0549-4974 - Japanese Journal of Ergonomics - Ningen Kogaku
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Horie Y.
Title A study on optimum work-rest schedules for VDT workers
Original title VDT sagyō ni okeru ichirenzoku sagyō jikan to kyūkei ni kansuru kenkyū [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1987, Vol.23, No.6, p.373-383. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Groups of VDT workers followed 3 different routines during total work periods of 3h: 30min of work alternating with 4min rest, 60min work and 10min rest, and 90min work and 20min rest. Error rates and sensitivity to sounds were measured. From the results obtained, 60min work with 10min rest is the best regime for VDT workers to minimise fatigue levels and to increase comfort and productivity. VDT workers working over 2 hours in a day should take at least 15min rest every 60min of work.
Descriptors (primary) visual display terminals; keyboard operations; computers; work-rest schedules
Descriptors (secondary) human experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)