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Document ID (ISN)76722
CIS number 01-718
ISBN(s) 84-95366-17-7
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Title Prevention of risks to health from work at data display screens
Original title Prevención de riesgos en puestos de trabajo con pantallas de visualización de datos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 3rd Rev.ed., 2001. 64p. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract This booklet describes the characteristics of a work position in front of a computer screen and its ergonomic environment (work surface, chair, footrest, copy holder, work posture, equipment layout, lighting, arrangement of workplaces within the office, thermal environment). The ergonomics of the computer application used (ease of use, efficiency and suitability to the task at hand), the work organization and psychological issues (anxiety, stress) linked to work at computer screens are also important elements that need to be taken into account when conducting a job study. Appendices include: forms for conducting job studies of display-screen workplaces and self-evaluation exercises, including answers and comments.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; workplace design; training material; visual display terminals; offices
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; work organization; work posture; thermal environment; training manuals; mental stress; ergonomic evaluation; man-computer interfaces
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)