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Walk-through survey report, Blue Shield/Blue Cross of California, San Francisco, California.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 073-10, 1980 Nov; :1-4
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00199713
Abstract
980A walk through survey was conducted at the Blue Shield/Blue Cross facility in San Francisco, California as part of a health effects evaluation associated with video display terminals (VDT) and cathode ray tubes (CRT). The work process at the facility was described. Three CRT operators were interviewed in depth; other employees were questioned briefly. Symptoms reported included eye strain and headaches. Among other eye symptoms were difficulty in focusing, seeing spots, and pressure behind the eyeball after CRT work. The work stations were cluttered with equipment and coding books which made adequate positioning of VDT screens and keyboards very difficult. Work procedures such as rest breaks were not properly used. Lighting in some areas was inadequate. In general there was no preemployment physical or periodic medical examination. It was felt that making detailed radiation exposure measurements in the ultraviolet, ionizing, visible and radiofrequency bands should not be extremely difficult and would interfere very little with the work process at this site.
Keywords
NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-9; Computer-equipment; Keyboard-operators; Office-workers; Eye-disorders; Job-stress
Publication Date
19801101
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-227389
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
IWS-073-10
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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