|Document ID (ISN)||24645|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-7834 - Arbetsmiljö
|Convention or series no.
||Unsatisfactory work posture and psychic strain affecting cathode ray terminal operators
||Fel arbetsställning och psykisk överbelastning för bildskärmsoperatörer [in Swedish]|
||1975, No.1, p.10-11. Illus.
||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.
||neuropsychic stress; work posture; office work; ergonomics; visual display terminals
||relaxation exercises; workbreaks; sitting posture; workplace design
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mental stress and burnout
Physical fitness programmes
Visual display terminals (VDTs)