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Introduction - Video
Display Terminal (VDT)
The computer workstation
with the Video Display Terminal (VDT) has revolutionized
the workplace. It plays a major role in increasing individual
productivity and overall efficiency in any work environment.
Just as the VDT has changed
the way many people work, it is becoming increasingly necessary
for VDT users to change the way they operate them. Concerns
are mounting over the proper and safe use of VDT equipment
to prevent injury to the users.
- the science of how people interact with machines
and their environment - and applying its principles,
can help minimize common VDT health-related injuries.
Proper VDT use, including
proper posture and workstation adjustments with careful
attention to muscle and eye fatigue, will help prevent
musculoskeletal and visual problems. The ergonomic principles
presented in the handbook help promote a comfortable, healthy,
and efficient VDT work environment.
It is the supervisor's
responsibility to ensure that all employees understand
and follow these guidelines. Employees are responsible
for adjusting their work habits to prevent injury and for
monitoring their workstations for any potential problems.