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Document ID (ISN)31270
CIS number 79-865
ISSN - Serial title 0003-7834 - Arbetsmilj÷
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Forsberg K.
Title Ergonomics of visual and muscular work at CRT terminals
Original title Syn- och muskelergonomi vid bildskńrmsarbete [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information 27 Nov. 1978, No.14, p.19-21. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract This article gives the results of several surveys carried out in the United Kingdom and in other European countries concerning the hazard of eye strain and other eye disorders associated with work at CRT terminals. A survey was carried out in Sweden to ascertain the factors in this work which cause visual and muscular fatigue. Environmental conditions which increase visual effort and may result in muscular fatigue (eyes, nape of the neck, shoulders, back) are set out in synoptic tables indicating suggested solutions: problems linked to the way in which the information is displayed on the screen, keyboard layout and design, condition of MSS to be keyed in, uncorrected defective vision, lighting, layout, design and microclimate of work premises, workplace layout and design (operator's seat, desk or table, dimensions etc.). Medium-term future trends in the use of CRT terminals, showing the importance of the ergonomic design of these workposts.
Descriptors (primary) visual tasks; ergonomics; visual display terminals; sitting posture
Descriptors (secondary) workplace design; physical fatigue; visual fatigue; static muscular work
Document type -
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Work posture