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Document ID (ISN)59701
CIS number 93-543
ISBN(s) 0-11-886331-2
Year 1992
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance on Regulations L26
Health and Safety Executive
Title Display screen equipment work. Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. Guidance on Regulations
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 45p. 20 ref. Price: GBP 5.00.
Abstract This booklet gives guidance on the Health and Safety (Display Screen) Regulations 1992 and implement Directive 90/270/EEC of 29 May 1990 (CIS 90-1069) which came into force on 1 January 1993 (CIS 93-24). Contents: type of equipment and categories of workers covered by the Regulations; analysis of workstations to assess and reduce risks associated with postural and visual problems, fatigue and stress; requirements for workstations (equipment, environment, interface between computer and user); daily work routine of users; eyes and eyesight (eyesight and vision screening tests and provision of corrective appliances); provision of training and information. Annexes include guidance on workstation minimum requirements and possible health effects of display screen equipment.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; United Kingdom; office work; visual display terminals; workplace design
Descriptors (secondary) eye examinations; work posture; fatigue; workbreaks; data processing; keyboard operations; information of personnel; man-computer interfaces; hazard evaluation; visual comfort; replaced; comment on law; office equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)