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Document ID (ISN)27880
CIS number 77-1594
ISSN - Serial title International Journal of Occupational Health and Safety
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Östberg G.
Title CRTs pose health problems for operators.
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1975, Vol.44, No.6, p.24-26, 46, 50 and 52. 62 ref.
Abstract Review and broad literature analysis of the fatigue factors associated with work at display terminals: wearing of bifocal lenses, defective eye functions, motivation of operators, light level, work area, glare, effect of contrast, flicker effect, colour choice for the screen and for the lettering, readability. Description of symptoms (ocular, visual, systemic, behavioural). While not proposing definitive remedies the author resumes the lessons to be learned from earlier studies in several countries, pointing to the problems still confronting research. A French translation is published in Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, Paris, France, 1st quarter 1977, No.86, Note No.1049-86-77, p.55-63.
Descriptors (primary) visual tasks; office work; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; visual function disorders; contrast; flicker; visual fatigue; glare; lighting and colour; spectacle wearers; legibility; translation; motivation
Document type -
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)