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Document ID (ISN)64671
CIS number 95-1150
ISBN(s) 0-932627-55-2
Year 1994
Convention or series no. 176-ER-4
Author(s) Grant C., Brophy M.
Title An ergonomics guide to VDT workstations
Bibliographic information American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2700 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 250, Fairfax, VA 22031, USA, 1994. 37p. Illus. 130 ref.
Abstract This guide describes hazards associated with work at video display terminals (VDTs) (cumulative trauma disorders, back and neck pain, eyestrain, the effects of heat, electrostatic fields, electromagnetic radiation, and psychological stresses). Suggested control measures include: rest breaks, periodic posture changes, correctly designed seating and equipment, good lighting and elimination of glare, correct viewing distances, and adequate ventilation.
Descriptors (primary) USA; workplace design; visual display terminals; health hazards; data processing; keyboard operations; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) neuropsychic stress; thermal comfort; sitting posture; work-rest schedules; seats; safety guides; artificial lighting; visual comfort; repetitive strain injury; check lists; backache
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)