Health & safety guidelines for video display terminals in the workplace.
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Health & safety guidelines for video display terminals in the workplace.

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Published by Dept. of Consumer & Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) in Salem, Or .
Written in English


  • Video display terminals -- Health aspects,
  • Video display terminals -- Safety measures

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ContributionsOregon. Occupational Safety and Health Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination17 p. :
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16304988M

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  When planning an effective computer work station the video display terminal and the lighting should be considered. The offices of Information Technology and Health and Safety at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the American Academy of Ophthalmologists. 1) To ensure that Video Display Terminal users receive training and direction regarding the proper use, maintenance and care of Video Display Terminals, along with available health and safety information. 2) To schedule the work so that a worker is allowed a 15 minute "task change" for every 45 consecutive minutes of Video Display Terminal Size: 30KB. Ergonomics / Video Display Terminals. When using Video Display Terminals or Computers 1. Locate and place documents, video screen and monitors in front of you. Allow 18 to 20 inches between you and the document, monitor or video screen. Position the center of the screen so that the viewing angle is 15 to 25 degrees below eye level. 2. industrial activities. Video display units (VDUs) or video display terminals, herein after referred to as "VDUs", have been widely introduced into the workplace. Along with the increase use of VDUs there have been reports and expressed concern about the health effects largely related to musculoskeletal disorders, visual discomfort and.

Health Effects of Video Display Terminals. (). Health Hazard Survey of Social Security Administration. (). High Risk and High Stakes. (). House Bill Guidelines and Requirements Video Display Terminals. (). House Bill An Act Providing for the Protection of Pregnant Women From Magnetic Radiation Emitted From Video Display Terminals. Evaluating your computer workstation: How to make it work for you. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA). Identifies health considerations for video display terminals (VDTs) and workstation use, how to evaluate a workstation, and various measures that can be taken to reduce associated worker health problems. The best method to capitalize on the benefits of video display terminals while safeguarding employee health is: a. placing the computer monitor to the side of the desk. b. placing the computer screen 4 to 9 inches below eye level. c. placing the computer screen 12 inches above eye level. work undertaken meets minimum safety requirements. There is no work that is worth risking life and limb. Safety can be achieved through a systematic approach to evaluating risks and seeking solutions to eliminating them. This begins with all members of an organization that wish to create a safe and productive work Size: KB.