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Document ID (ISN)46354
CIS number 86-997
ISSN - Serial title 0137-7043 - Bezpieczeństwo pracy
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ruczyński M.
Title Working conditions at video monitors
Original title Warunki pracy przy monitorach ekranowych [in Polish]
Bibliographic information Jan. 1985, No.1, p.10-15. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract A review of the physical and psychological hazards faced by workers at cathode-ray-tube (CRT) display units is followed by the results of observations made at CRT workstations in a billing office of the Polish postal and telecommunications authority. Although radiofrequency electric and magnetic fields above allowable levels were measured around the monitors (which had been installed in 1977), the workers were positioned far enough from the screens to be outside the danger zone. In ergonomic terms, the full 8h working day with only 2 breaks did not conform to the Central Institute of Labour Protection's 1982 recommendation of an effective 5h day with a 10min break every hour and a gymnastics break once per shift. Modification of the work schedule in accordance with the recommendations improved worker performance.
Descriptors (primary) radiofrequency radiation; visual display terminals; telecommunications; work-rest schedules; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) increase in productivity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Non-ionizing radiation
Communications industry
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)