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Document ID (ISN)21438
CIS number 74-1465
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Devos-Petitprez C.
Title Environmental factors at a computer terminal work post
Original title A propos des facteurs d'ambiance au poste de terminal d'ordinateur. [in French]
Bibliographic information UniversitÚ de Lille, FacultÚ de mÚdecine, Lille, France, 1973. 88p. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract This MD thesis describes an investigation carried out as a result of complaints from staff of a large mail order firm who worked at a computer terminal. The complaints concerned lighting conditions at the workplace. The inquiry took into account the principal factors affecting the working conditions of 245 women keyboard operators. The workplace, the premises and the influence of various environmental factors (ventilation, temperature, noise, lighting) were studied successively. In conclusion the author emphasises the repetitive nature of the work, the high noise level (around 70dB) and the poor lighting arrangements. He reviews the improvements already made (especially as regards lighting) and makes suggestions for further improvement of the working conditions.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; data processing; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) France; glare; luminance; sickness absenteeism; fatigue; visual fatigue; conditions of work; hours of work; thesis; artificial lighting; air exchange rate; ophthalmology; psychological tests; light measurement; microclimate; noise
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)