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Document ID (ISN)109546
CIS number 09-714
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2008
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2300-213-08
Author(s) Kerak E., Barrijal S., Masouadi K.
Title Working with visual display units: Impact on the health of data entry operators at a Moroccan health insurance company
Original title Le travail sur écran - Impact sur la santé des opérateurs de saisie dans un organisme d'assurance maladie au Maroc [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, No.213, p.45-54. Illus. 8 ref.
Internet access$File/ND2300.pdf [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the health impact of working on visual display units (VDU) for the data entry of medical files at a social security and health insurance organisation in Morocco, together with the possible effects of this health impact on service quality. VDU workstations were analyzed in relation to current standards (ISO 9241, EU directives, etc.) by physically measuring workstation parameters. Risks and problems caused by VDU work for the operators were assessed by means of an epidemiological survey. This work enabled the detecting of workstation layout problems both in terms of ergonomics and work organisation factors. These problems affect employee health and safety (eye, vision and musculoskeletal disorders). Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) visual displays; Morocco; work efficiency; risk factors; man-computer interfaces; health hazards; data processing equipment
Descriptors (secondary) equipment layout; epidemiology; musculoskeletal diseases; comment on standard; interference with vision; survey; ergonomics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceMorocco
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Occupational physiology
Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work