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Document ID (ISN)27077
CIS number 77-676
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hantzperg E.
Title Fatigue at the computer terminal workplace
Original title A propos de la fatigue au poste de terminal d'ordinateur. [in French]
Bibliographic information Université de Paris XI, Faculté de médecine de Kremlin-Bicêtre, Paris, France, 1976. 76p. 80 ref.
Abstract MD thesis. Study of the workplace of terminal operators (environmental factors, description of work, posture, muscular work and operator's seat). The possible hazards are examined: implosion/explosion; ionising radiation; visual fatigue, to which most space is devoted. An ergonomic approach to these workplaces includes medical surveillance of operators, especially as concerns their vision, ergonomic design of the screen and terminal in a single unit, and organisation of the work, especially as concerns the workshift duration (approx. 90min) and daily working time (6h). Gymnastics during work pauses and eye relaxation are advocated for prevention of visual fatigue.
Descriptors (primary) visual fatigue; data processing; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) relaxation exercises; France; workplace design; computer terminals; medical supervision; hours of work; thesis; health hazards; mechanical hazards; ergonomics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Physical fitness programmes
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)