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Hultgren G.V., Knave B.
Discomfort glare and disturbances from light reflection in an office environment with CRT display terminals
Kontrastbländning och reflexstörningar i kontorslandskap med bildterminaler [in Swedish]
The authors studied the lighting of an office equipped with 17 CRT display terminals and analysed complaints from the staff. Discomfort glare and reflections on the terminal screens were found to be the main causes of the complaints. Discomfort glare resulted from difference in luminance between the dark screen and other lit surfaces in the room. Reflections from windows and ceiling lighting appearing on the glossy screen were often found to have higher luminance values than the text on the screen. On the basis of these results, guiding principles are suggested for the design of lighting in similar workplaces.
Arbete och hälsa - vetenskaplig skriftserie, Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Fack, 10026 Stockholm 34, Sweden, 1973:1, 16p. Illus. 1 ref. Price: Swe-cr.6.00.
Ordinance on Health Standards in the Office [Japan]
English translation of the Ordinance of 30 Sep. 1972 (for the original see CIS 75-856), as amended until 1980. Contents: environmental control of offices (air volume, ventilation, temperature, air conditioning, measurement methods, lighting, noise and vibration); cleanliness (water supply, toilet and washing facilities); miscellaneous (rest facilities, first aid appliances, notification of office layout modifications).
In: Industrial Safety and Health Law and related legislation in Japan, Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association, 5-35-1, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108 Japan, 1991, p.740-748.
Industrial Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Labour, Tokyo.
Ordinance No.43 of 1972 concerning standards of hygiene in offices.
This ordinance under the Japanese Industrial Safety and Health Act 1972 lays down regulations concerning safety and health in offices. Its provisions cover: work environment (office landscaping, size of offices, volume of air, ventilation, temperature, air conditioning, lighting, noise, vibration, etc.); drinking water, office cleaning, sanitary facilities (cloakrooms, toilets, washbasins); rest rooms; first aid equipment.
Collection of regulations and ordinances concerning occupational health, Japanese Industrial Safety Association, 35-1, 5-Chome, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 1972, p.428-436.
Electrical safety of office machines
Sécurité électrique des machines de bureau [in French]
The clauses of this recommendation supplement or modify the corresponding clauses of IEC Publication 335-1, (Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - Part 1: General requirements), and apply to electric office machines designed to be used by laymen in offices, shops or similar locations (typewriters, adding machines, calculating machines, accounting and book-keeping machines, cash registers, paper-tape readers and punchers, staplers, duplicators, photocopies, etc.). Individual sections are devoted to: protection against electric shock; insulation resistance and dielectric strength; overload protection; abnormal operation; stability and mechanical hazards; mechanical strength; construction; etc. A large appendix on electronic circuits is included.
International Electrotechnical Commission, 1 rue de Varembé, 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland, 1st ed., 1972. 53p. Illus. Price: SF.48.00.
Ministry of Labour (Arbejdsministeriet)
Notification prohibiting the employment of young persons on work with ionising radiation in commerce and offices
Bekendtgørelse om forbud mod unge menneskers arbejde med ioniserende stråling inden for handels - og kontorvirksomhed [in Danish]
Entry into force: 1 July 1972. Persons under 18 years of age may not be employed on work which might entail exposure to ionising radiation. A relevant notice should be clearly displayed in all premises in which ionising radiations are employed.
Lovtidende A, 1972, No.7, p.93.
Department of Employment, London
The offices, shops and railway premises Act 1963 - Report by the Secretary of State for Employment for the year ended 31 December 1971
Report of the activities of the authorities enforcing this Act during 1971. Individual chapters are devoted to: introduction (information on enforcing authorities, staffing of inspectorates, co-operation, publications and publicity, research and development, prosecutions, committee work, local-government reorganisation and new legislation); operation of the Act with regard to general provisions (registration and inspection of premises, and enforcement); operation of the Act in relation to fire provisions (inspection, certification and enforcement); accidents (collection of data, fatalities and analysis of reported accidents). Appendices contain lists of forms, advisory publications, statutory instruments and tables of registered premises, exemptions to the Act, enforcement of fire provisions, prosecutions and analysis of accidents reported in 1971 by cause, sex of victim, and workplace.
HM Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1, United Kingdom, 4 Aug. 1972. 41p.
Taylor P.J., Pocock S.J.
Commuter travel and sickness absence of London office workers
The relationship between the pattern of commuter travel to work and sickness absence was studied in a population of 1984 office workers in central London. The median journey time was 1h; the average journey had 2.8 stages. One third of the sample considered their journey uncomfortable. The number of journey stages was the most important factor relating to both certified and uncertified sickness. The use of a car or a journey lasting >1.5h was associated with higher uncertified rates of absence. The incidence of certified influenza did not relate to any specific aspect of the journey, including the use of public transport.
British Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, Aug. 1972, Vol.26, No.3, p.165-172. Illus. 12 ref.
Safety in offices
La sicurezza negli uffici [in Italian]
A detailed review of the most frequent causes of accidents or dangerous occurrences in offices, including dangerous conditions and unsafe acts, and the relevant safety measures
Securitas, Feb.-Mar. 1972, Vol.57, No.2-3, p.227-254. Illus.
Artificial lighting in factory and office
Künstliche Beleuchtung in Betrieb und Büro [in German]
L'éclairage artificiel dans les ateliers et les bureaux [in French]
This information note describes the basic requirements of lighting in the workplace and provides guidance on the choice of illumination level, selection of lamps and light fittings, installation planning, interior colour treatment, maintenance, situations requiring special lighting techniques, glare assessment and control and diagnosis and remedy of complaints.
International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS), International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, Sep. 1965. ii, 61p. Illus. 6 ref.
Convention 120 and Recommendation 120 concerning hygiene in commerce and offices [ILO]
Convention 120 et Recommandation 120 concernant l'hygiène dans le commerce et les bureaux [OIT] [in French]
Convenio 120 y Recomendación 120 relativo a la higiene en el comercio y en las oficinas [OIT] [in Spanish]
The Convention establishes the basic safety, health and welfare conditions applicable to workers in commercial enterprises and in offices. The Recommendation provides details on recommended working conditions in the following areas: maintenance and cleanliness; ventilation; lighting; temperature; working space; drinking water; washstands and showers; sanitary conveniences; seats; clothing accommodation and changing rooms; underground and similar premises; obnoxious, unhealthy, or toxic substances, processes and techniques; noise and vibration; methods and pace of work; first aid; mess rooms; rest rooms; planning and construction; measures against the spread of diseases; instruction in hygiene measures; cooperation in the field of hygiene.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1964. 4p. + 11p.
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/convde.pl?C120 (Convention 120) [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/convdf.pl?C120 (Convention 120) [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/convds.pl?C120 (Convenio 120) [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/convde.pl?R120 (Recommendation 120) [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/convdf.pl?R120 (Recommandation 120) [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/convds.pl?R120 (Recomendación 120) [in Spanish]
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