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Document ID (ISN)110754
CIS number 10-0415
Year 2008
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 622
Author(s) Gervais R.L., Williamson J., Sanders V., Hopkinson J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evaluation of the success in Great Britain of the Directive on minimum safety and health requirements for work with display screen equipment - A comparative assessment of the 1997 and 2007 evaluations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. viii, 79p. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access HSE_Research_Report_622.pdf [in English]
Abstract This current report involved a comparative evaluation of the impact, including the costs and benefits, of the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Directive 90/270/EEC (see CIS 90-1069) in the United Kingdom, with the previous evaluation of the Regulations that was completed in 1997. The research is based on a structured sample of employers in the United Kingdom, in which data were collected from 1241 respondents. Overall, the results showed positive findings across a majority of the analyses. Contents: introduction; methodology; use of display screen equipment; perceived risks; alterations to workstations; daily routine of users; eye and eyesight tests; benefits and costs; the regulations; conclusions. The employers' questionnaires of 1997 and 2007 are included in appendices.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; office work; man-computer interfaces; conditions of work; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) survey; eye examinations; role of management; responsibilities of employers; comment on directive; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work
Lighting and colour