Display Screen Equipment


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Display Screen Equipment

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Display Screen Equipment (DSE) risks are easily overlooked when working at home.
"Across the UK, injuries and illnesses resulting from the poor use of display screen equipment has risen from fourth in 2006 to become the second most common concern, reported by two in five (41 per cent) safety reps.
Is this true On the basis the secretaries are working with a monitor and keyboard, the work will be covered by the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.
Specific regulations exist to protect those working with display screen equipment. If you doubt your firm is complying, contact your union or health and safety rep.
The Health and Safety Executive of the UK Government has completed a survey on safe computer use and is set to include the results as revised guidance for the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations.
Musculo-skeletal problems: Caused by using display screen equipment (computers):
The talks focused on enabling all optometric practices across Wales, both multiples and independents, the ability to offer all Welsh Government employees a sight test, as per the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) regulations and, where I appropriate, to issue prescriptions and supply frames and lenses for VDU, PC-based work.
Modules currently on offer include electrical safety; hand arm vibration; display screen equipment; control of noise; asbestos awareness; manual handling; handling hazardous materials (CoSHH); fire safety awareness.
Furthermore, BusinessEurope calls for a revision of Directive 90/270/EEC that provides minimum safety and health requirements for work with display screen equipment. According to the organisation, the directive is not up to date and does not reflect "current technological standards and the modern work environment".
"This is in line with the workstation ergonomics training that all of our staff receive and complies with the display screen equipment regulations (2002).