|Document ID (ISN)||46354|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0137-7043 - Bezpieczeństwo pracy
|Convention or series no.
||Working conditions at video monitors
||Warunki pracy przy monitorach ekranowych [in Polish]|
||Jan. 1985, No.1, p.10-15. Illus. 6 ref.
||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.
||radiofrequency radiation; visual display terminals; telecommunications; work-rest schedules; ergonomics
||increase in productivity
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Visual display terminals (VDTs)