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Document ID (ISN)24645
CIS number 76-581
ISSN - Serial title 0003-7834 - Arbetsmiljö
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Westin B.
Title Unsatisfactory work posture and psychic strain affecting cathode ray terminal operators
Original title Fel arbetsställning och psykisk överbelastning för bildskärmsoperatörer [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information 1975, No.1, p.10-11. Illus.
Abstract This article examines the health problems of women workers operating these terminals (headache, pain at nape of neck and in the shoulders), caused by poor posture (most frequently due to the lighting conditions), psychic strain and excessive demand on certain muscles. Remedial suggestions: flexible layout of workplace for easy rearrangement to suit individual requirements; improvement of visibility and lighting conditions; work table of adequate dimensions, adjustable for height; screen adjustable according to operator's vision and other anthropometric parameters; ophthalmological examination; adjustable seat; work breaks and exercises for relaxation.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; work posture; office work; ergonomics; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) relaxation exercises; workbreaks; sitting posture; workplace design
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Physical fitness programmes
Office work
Work posture
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Ergonomics