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Document ID (ISN)63512
CIS number 94-1968
ISBN(s) 2-87112-029-3 (fr); 90-70902-29-X (nl)
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Van der Steen M.
Title Legislation in practice. Visual display units
Original title Législation en pratique. Ecrans de visualisation. [in French]
Wetgeving in de praktijk. Beeldschermen [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information Association nationale pour la prévention des accidents du travail (ANPAT), Rue Gachard 88, Boîte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1994. 24p. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this booklet is to advise enterprises in the implementation of Belgian legislation concerning visual display units (VDUs). Part 1 retraces the history of relevant legislation on VDUs and employer's responsibilities in Belgium and the EEC. Part 2 discusses the hazards of VDUs: eye troubles, muscle pains, electromagnetic radiation, mental stress. Part 3 deals with the layout of the workplace: proper procedures for purchasing equipment; work organization; hard- and software issues; environment and layout of work stations; training and information. A table summarizes the factors to be taken into consideration for an ergonomic evaluation of work stations.
Descriptors (primary) Belgium; ergonomics; visual display terminals; visual tasks
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; work organization; electromagnetic radiation; workplace design; safety guides; legislation; comment on law; comment on standard; mental stress
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)