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Document ID (ISN)64828
CIS number 95-1175
Year 1994
Convention or series no. Bestillingsnr. 528
Author(s)
Arbeidstilsynet
Title Work with video display units [Norway]
Original title Arbeid ved dataskjerm [in Norwegian]
Bibliographic information Tiden Norsk Forlag, Postboks 8813 Youngstorget, 0028 Oslo, Norway, Mar. 1995. 8p.
Abstract This directive states the rules that apply to workers that often spend most of their time using a VDU. It came into force 1 Jan. 1995, and complies with European Union Directive 90/270/EEC (CIS 90-1069). Employers are responsible for compliance with the directive. Work planning should ensure that workers do other tasks than VDU work during the day. The planning should be done in cooperation with the workers and their representatives. An evaluation of the physical and psychological risks should be performed. Man-machine interactions (software, system performance) should be assessed. General requirements concerning the screen, keyboard, table and chair are given. The environment should be appropriate. Workers should be offered a visual test before taking up work with the VDU, and regularly thereafter. The employer must provide suitable visual aids if the test has identified the need for it.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; man-computer interfaces; visual display terminals; computer terminals
Descriptors (secondary) directive
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)