|Document ID (ISN)||66423|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-0139 - Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Carter J.B., Banister E.W.
||Musculoskeletal problems in VDT work: A review
||Oct. 1994, Vol.37, No.10, Special Issue, p.1623-1648. Illus. 79 ref.
||This paper discusses the possible causes of musculoskeletal pain in VDT workers and outlines strategies to minimize it. Workstation, chair, and keyboard design are reviewed and recommendations are made to improve user comfort. Also discussed is worker selection, training, posture, conditioning, and rest breaks. Short-term musculoskeletal discomfort is experienced by many VDT operators in the telecommunications industry and chronic disability may result in the long term. Ergonomists and office managers should work together to improve the working conditions in this important occupational area.
||workplace design; visual display terminals; musculoskeletal diseases; ergonomics; upper extremity disorders; keyboard operations; backache; work design; conditions of work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Visual display terminals (VDTs)