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Document ID (ISN)31935
CIS number 79-1468
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Title Problems of work at computer terminals
Original title Problèmes posés par les terminaux d'ordinateur. [in French]
Bibliographic information Centre de recherche et d'études sur la sécurité, l'ergonomie et la promotion des conditions de travail (CRESEPT), 9 rue de Pascale, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium, no date. 173p. Illus. 50 ref.
Abstract Record of proceedings of the Meeting organised by CRESEPT (Brussels, 15-16 Sep. 1978). The 19 papers presented (16 in French, 1 in English, 2 in Dutch) by experts from Belgium, France, Sweden and Switzerland give a theoretical and practical overview of the problems created by electronic data processing in offices, and in particular by the introduction of CRT computer terminals (VDUs), proposing solutions to these problems. The following aspects are covered: mental strain and monotony (example of a data logging unit); ergonomic problems related to the man-work dialogue and ergonomic design of a data processing system; physical characteristics of VDUs and visual fatigue; advantages and disadvantages of electronic data processing as regards working conditions, submitted by employers' and workers' representatives; ergonomic aspects of computer terminals and recommendation for workplace improvement.
Descriptors (primary) computer terminals; data processing; office work
Descriptors (secondary) Belgium; workplace design; monotonous work; visual tasks; visual fatigue; conference; ergonomics; conditions of work; man-computer interfaces; mental stress; visual display terminals
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)