VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL SAFETY. The applications of computer technology and the accompanying use of video display terminals (VDT’s) is revolutionizing the workplaces of America, and their use continues to grow. VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL SAFETY. Did you know? In 1984, 25% of U.S. population used
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The applications of computer technology and the accompanying use of video display terminals (VDT’s) is revolutionizing the workplaces of America, and their use continues to grow.
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related risk factors.
numbness and tingling (hands falling asleep),
loss of strength, and reduced range of motion.
should report them to their employers as soon
as possible. If these symptoms are not treated
early, they can result in loss of strength in
affected area, chronic pain, or permanent
employers and employees can implement
to reduce or prevent harmful effects associated
with VDT use.
VDT work stations should provide as many adjustable features as possible. Also, adequate legroom should be provided for the employee to stretch out and relieve some of the static load that results from sitting with the legs in a fixed position for long periods.