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Document ID (ISN)66423
CIS number 96-1118
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carter J.B., Banister E.W.
Title Musculoskeletal problems in VDT work: A review
Bibliographic information Oct. 1994, Vol.37, No.10, Special Issue, p.1623-1648. Illus. 79 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) workplace design; visual display terminals; musculoskeletal diseases; ergonomics; upper extremity disorders; keyboard operations; backache; work design; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)