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E-fact 13 - Office ergonomics

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Slovenian
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This web summary provides specific guidance on use of office equipment, providing a safe working environment, and workstation practices, including a detailed VDU checklist

E-fact 13 - Office ergonomics

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Sedentary work
Date of Publication / Year : 
2007