|Document ID (ISN)||31270|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-7834 - Arbetsmilj÷
|Convention or series no.
||Ergonomics of visual and muscular work at CRT terminals
||Syn- och muskelergonomi vid bildskńrmsarbete [in Swedish]|
||27 Nov. 1978, No.14, p.19-21. Illus. 1 ref.
||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.
||visual tasks; ergonomics; visual display terminals; sitting posture
||workplace design; physical fatigue; visual fatigue; static muscular work
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Visual display terminals (VDTs)