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Potential health hazards of video display terminals.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1981 Jun; :1-75
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00117371
Abstract
Hazards associated with work at visual display terminals (VDTs) were surveyed. Radiation measurements, environmental sampling, employee interviews, and ergonomic assessments were performed at three companies in San Francisco, California, where VDTs were used. Measurements of X-ray, radiofrequency, ultraviolet, and visible radiation exposures were either undetectable or well below current exposure standards. No chemical exposures were identified from environmental sampling. Ergonomic evaluations revealed problems due to glare and height of the keyboards and display screens. VDT operators frequently reported visual discomfort, muscular problems, and stress of anxiety. Recommendations are included for radiation monitoring, workstation design modifications, illumination, glare control, work rest schedules, and visual testing.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Health-surveys; Radiation-measurement; Radiation-exposure; Ergonomics; Equipment-design
Publication Date
19810601
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-218447
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 81-129
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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