Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Working Safely With Video Display Terminals

Working Safely With Video Display Terminals

Ratings: (0)|Views: 15|Likes:
Published by Acharya
Use of VDTs have come reports about adverse health effects for VDT operators. To help
inform employers and employees, this booklet briefly examines the potential hazards and interventions employers can
use to prevent or reduce the potential harmful effects of working with VDTs.
Use of VDTs have come reports about adverse health effects for VDT operators. To help
inform employers and employees, this booklet briefly examines the potential hazards and interventions employers can
use to prevent or reduce the potential harmful effects of working with VDTs.

More info:

Published by: Acharya on Nov 26, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/22/2012

pdf

text

original

 
- 1 -http://www.osha.gov/Publications/videoDisplay/videoDisplay.html
Working Safely with Video Display Terminals
 
US Department of Labor Alexis M Herman, SecretaryOccupational Safety and Health AdministrationGregory R Watchman, Acting Assistant SecretaryOSHA 30921997 (Revised)
 
 
Material contained in this publication is in the public domain and may be reproduced, fully or partially, withoutpermission of the Federal Government Source credit is requested but not required.This information will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 219-8615; Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) message referral phone: 1-800-326-2577
 
ContentsIntroduction VDT ComponentsHealth Effects
  Visual ProblemsFatigue and Musculoskeletal ProblemsRadiation
Interventions
 LightingWork Station Design VDT DesignWork Practices Job Organization
Other Sources of OSHA Assistance
 Safety and Health Program Management GuidelinesState ProgramsConsultation Services Voluntary Protection ProgramsTraining and EducationElectronic InformationEmergencies
 AppendixSelected BibliographyOSHA Related PublicationsStates with Approved PlansOSHA Consultation Project DirectoryOSHA Area OfficesOSHA Regional Offices
 
- 2 -http://www.osha.gov/Publications/videoDisplay/videoDisplay.html
Introduction
 The applications of computer technology and the accompanying use of video display terminals (VDTs) arerevolutionizing the workplaces of America, and their use will continue to grow in the future.For example, in 1984 only 25 percent of the U.S. population used computers at work; in 1993, more than 45 percent of the population used computers at work and the number continues to grow. Also, more than 18 million workers are in jobs that often require intensive keying. Along with this expanding use of VDTs have come reports about adverse health effects for VDT operators. To helpinform employers and employees, this booklet briefly examines the potential hazards and interventions employers canuse to prevent or reduce the potential harmful effects of working with VDTs.Some of the most common stressors, their related health effects, and their means of prevention are discussed. A checklist to assess workstations also is included. (See Appendix.)
 
- 3 -http://www.osha.gov/Publications/videoDisplay/videoDisplay.html
 VDT Components
  VDTs -- comprised of a display screen, a keyboard, and a central processing unit -- have rapidly replaced the use of typewriters and other office machines.The display screen is the output device that shows what the computer is processing. Display screens can bemonochrome (green, white, or orange on a black background), or full color. The keyboard is the input device thatallows the user to send information to the "brains" of the computer. Keyboards are commonly used for data entry andinquiry. The keyboard is similar to a standard typewriter keyboard but with additional special keys and functions.The central processing unit is referred to as the "brains" of the computer. It is the center of operation for all thecomputer processing and performs calculations and organizes the flow of information into and out of the system.The VDT operates at high voltages, but the power supplies generating these voltages produce very little current. Alldata processing equipment, including VDTs, must meet stringent international safety standards in this regard.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->