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Document ID (ISN)105860
CIS number 06-1443
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taylor A.
Title Vision on
Bibliographic information Feb. 2006, Vol.24, No.2, p.56-58. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract The protection of the eyes and eyesight of persons working at visual display units (VDUs) is discussed with reference to the United Kingdom Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 (see CIS 93-24), as amended in 2002 (see CIS 03-1011). These regulations place a responsibility on employers to attend to the eyecare of VDU users. In particular, they require employers to provide eye and eyesight tests on request for all VDU users. The article also summarizes the main steps that can be taken to prevent eyestrain, including temperature and humidity control, ergonomics, lighting and employee training.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; eyes; visual comfort; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) air temperature; humidity control; lighting; responsibilities of employers; information of personnel; visual acuity; spectacle wearers; comment on law; ergonomics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)