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

Using a computer-laptop

COMMON HEALTH ISSUES INCLUDE;

  • Eye strain
  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Work-related upper limb disorder (W.R.U.L.D.) associated with repetitive use of keyboards 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. workstation equipment that meets minimum standards in terms of good ergonomic design.
  • Plan the user’s work so that they can take short frequent breaks from screen and keyboard use.
  • Carry out workstation assessment of the user’s workstation to ensure that the equipment and environment meet minimum standards and the workstation 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 workstation.
On any matter relating to your health or well-being, please check with an appropriate health professional.
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