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Document ID (ISN)101536
CIS number 03-721
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2582-6
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance on Regulations L26
Health and Safety Executive
Title Work with display screen equipment - Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 - Guidance on Regulations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Feb. 2003. iv, 72p. Illus. 35 ref. Price: GBP 8.95.
Abstract This booklet provides guidance on the Health and Safety (Display Screen) Regulations 1992 (CIS 93-24), which came into force on 1 January 1993, and which implement Directive 90/270/EEC of 29 May 1990 (CIS 90-1069). Contents: type of equipment and categories of workers covered by the Regulations; analysis of workstations to assess and reduce risks associated with postural and visual problems, fatigue and stress; requirements for workstations (equipment, environment, interface between computer and user); daily work routine of users; eyes and eyesight (eyesight and vision screening tests and provision of corrective appliances); provision of training; provision of information; exemption certificates. Appendices include guidance on workstation minimum requirements; possible health effects of display screen equipment, guidance to reduce risks with portable display screen equipment, mouse, trackball and other pointing device and a checklist for VDU workstation risk assessment. Replaces CIS 01-484.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; office work; visual display terminals; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) eye examinations; information of personnel; home work; work posture; fatigue; workbreaks; data processing; keyboard operations; office equipment; man-computer interfaces; hazard evaluation; visual comfort; comment on directive; check lists; workplace design
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)