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Document ID (ISN)31472
CIS number 79-1008
ISSN - Serial title 0340-7047 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Prophylaxe
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Krispien E.
Title Workposts for operators of visual display screens
Original title Arbeitsplätze an Bildschirmgeräten [in German]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1978, Vol.28, No.9, p.258-262. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) workplace design; microfilm readers; visual display terminals; visual tasks
Descriptors (secondary) reflection; physiology of vision; artificial lighting; ergonomics
Document type -
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)