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Document ID (ISN)31021
CIS number 79-555
ISSN - Serial title Grafia
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Title Recommendations for work at cathode ray terminals
Original title Aanbevelingen voor het werken aan beeldschermen [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information 5 Oct. 1978, Vol.24, No.19, p.469-470. Illus.
Abstract These are official recommendations from the Dutch Cathode Ray Terminal Work Study Commission (Central Bureau-Studiecommissie Bediening Beeldschermaparatur), concerning: exposure to ionising radiation (which is within international exposure limits for terminals used in the Dutch graphic industry); work posture and ergonomic terminal design (table and seat height, forearm angle, angle of vision, etc.); lighting and measures against reflective glare; legibility of displayed texts and those to be copied, screen luminance (optimum values for good contrast); periodic examinations of operators' visual function; rational work layout to prevent visual fatigue (limitation to 2h continuous work at terminal, etc.); functional lighting of colour of workplace; ergonomic keyboard design, etc.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; ergonomics; visual display terminals; visual tasks
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; Netherlands; workplace design; contrast; directive; sitting posture; work-rest schedules; artificial lighting; legibility; reflection
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Visual display terminals (VDTs)