HEALTH ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF COMPUTERS & KEYBOARDS (DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT D.S.E.)

HEALTH ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF COMPUTERS & KEYBOARDS (DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT D.S.E.)
Use of computers 
  • Eye strain
  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Work related upper limb disorder (W.R.U.L.D.) associated with repetitive use of key boards and mouse for long periods of time.

CONTROL MEASURES
  • Provide D.S.E. users with free eye test and if required spectacles for screen use.
  • Provide basic D.S.E. work station equipment that meet minimum standards in terms of good ergonomic design.
  • Plan the user’s work so that they can take short frequent breaks from screen and key board use.
  • Carry out workstation assessment of the user’s work station to ensure that the equipment and environment meet minimum standards and the work station can be adjusted to suit the user.
  • Provide information and training to users on the potential health risks of D.S.E use and the preventive measures in particular the ergonomic use of the work station.

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