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Document ID (ISN)101950
CIS number 03-723
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Title Guidelines on office ergonomics
Bibliographic information Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Health Department, 18 Havelock Road #05-01, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, 2001. CD-ROM containing report in PDF format (33p. Illus. 9 ref.).
Internet access [in English]
Abstract With the rapid pace of development of office computerization, the use of visual display units (VDUs) has become widespread in modern offices. However, VDUs have often been placed without sufficient attention to ergonomic principles. This, combined with poor environmental conditions and work stress may contribute to a variety of health problems, sickness absenteeism and productivity loss. This CD-ROM provides guidelines on good occupational health practices in offices. Contents: health aspects of office work; workstation design (work surface, chair, screen, other office equipment); work posture (correct working postures, preventing poor working postures, manual handling); work environment (lighting, ambient noise, indoor air quality); work practices (task design and planning, task variation, training, rest breaks). Appendices include: office ergonomics checklist; medical examinations for persons working at screens; acceptable limits for indoor air quality parameters.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; visual displays; office work; computer terminals; ergonomics; Singapore
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; safety guides; public OSH institutions; work organization; workplace design; noise; equipment layout; work posture; workbreaks; manual handling; seats; permissible levels; breathing atmosphere; stress factors; work design; medical examinations; CD-ROM; directive; workplace monitoring
Document type G - Computer databases
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)