|Document ID (ISN)||31472|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-7047 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Prophylaxe
|Convention or series no.
||Workposts for operators of visual display screens
||Arbeitsplätze an Bildschirmgeräten [in German]|
||Sep. 1978, Vol.28, No.9, p.258-262. Illus. 8 ref.
||Based on the possibilities of accommodation and adaptation of the human eye, this article reviews the ergonomic aspects to be borne in mind in designing these workposts. To avoid having reflections on the screen, the optimum location of CRT display terminals , microfilm readers and similar equipment depends on the lighting sources in the workplace. General lighting conditions and choice of luminaires depends on the type of work involved. Lighting can be reduced by rheostat, curtains or blinds. Advice is given on workpost design and location (the unit should not be placed facing a window; the screen and the keyboard should be located separately for certain types of work; screen level; elimination of reflections; adjustable table and chair; screen surface) and on operator's clothing, prescription lenses if worn, and workpace environment. A summary of the rules to be observed concludes the article.
||workplace design; microfilm readers; visual display terminals; visual tasks
||reflection; physiology of vision; artificial lighting; ergonomics
||Lighting, colour and vision
|Broad subject area(s)
Visual display terminals (VDTs)