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Measures to protect health at a computer

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Will Beard

on 18 April 2013

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Transcript of Measures to protect health at a computer

Measures to protect health Eye sight checks Injuries and risks Health and Safety training There are various health problems associated with the regular use of computers. For this reason employers must be aware of the regulations surrounding computer health and safety.
You can do Health and Safety training online or you can get one with St John's Ambulance. References Measures you can take to protect your health. By Will Beard
and James Skinner By Will Beard
and James Skinner Take regular breaks jk Measures to
health at
a computer By James Skinner and Will Beard Health problems which could be caused by using computers:
Impaired vision
Back, neck and shoulder problems
Repetitive strain injury Eye strain, eye discomfort, headaches and migraines.
Back, neck and upper body pain.
RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) and WRULD (Work Related Upper Limb Disorder) of fingers and wrists.
Reduced blink rates leading to dry eyes.
Temporary Myopia (short-sightedness) leading to other incidents such as driving mistakes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/implications/3healthandsafetyrev1.shtml
http://www.infinn.com/screamsaver/whybreak.html Even breaks as short as a minute - to stand up, move around or to climb stairs, are all beneficial to your health. People who sat down for long amounts of time, had a larger waist circumference than those who had lower levels of good cholesterol, according to the European Heart Journal.
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