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Health and Safety in relation to the use of ICT systems.

Health and Safety
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Neydar Da Costa

on 21 September 2012

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Transcript of Health and Safety in relation to the use of ICT systems.

Health and safety while using ICT systems is very important.
People use ICT systems everyday , whether they're in work and at home.

There are legal requirements for workplaces to have suitable chairs for employees. This is because people are work placements can develop back pains, by not having the right posture. Health and safety in relation to the use of ICT systems The main health problems are :
Back Pains
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Eye Strain
Stress Back pain is a problem caused by bad posture. In work places there are chairs made to fix your posture and also decrease your chances of having arthritis. Eye strain is also another common problem with people working with ICT equipment. This has lead to people like me to wear glasses. People in a working environment , must sit up straight with feet on the floor. Their screens should also be lined up and but in appropriate angel. People should pay for regular eye tests to decrease eye stray. Eye strain can lead to blurry vision and pain to an eye or eyes. Repetitive Strain Injury (RSJ) RSJ can lead to having aches around your wrist. This is lead by typing. It affects your wrist,neck,hands,arms and etc. Health and Safety legislation The Health and Safety legislation in work was introduced in 1974. The health and Safety law was introduced in work places and schools. Restaurants , cinemas and businesses also have health and safety laws. The health and safety law including ICT equipment was introduced in 1992. There is now a house in parliament called the (HSE) Health and Safety Executive. The new computer software have learn ways to make sure people get irritated by use of colours and is easy to learn. This maximizes the stress and eye strain for a majority of people. New Computer Software The Health and Safety act at work is a law to help those who work to improve , their health. This also comes under peoples human rights. LEDC don't pay attention to the health and safety act. Stress is a major problem when using ICT equipment. It can leave to you harming your own equipment , or even yourself. I big majority of people have experienced it. That includes myself. Stress $212 billion in electrical bills paid by US customers each year.
Electrocution is one of the top five causes of workplace deaths
Many tired people use their laptops as a pillow and fall asleep on it!
Laptops are outselling desktops!Laptops can weigh as little as 6 pounds! Random IT Facts http://www.funonthenet.in/articles/uses-laptops.html Health and Safety Regulations 1992 Health and Safety Regulations 1992 Desks/workstation
Big enough
Matt surface
Correct height Screens
Tilt and swivel
Appropriate height
Free from Glare
Appropriate size
stable image Chairs
Adjustable height
adjustable seat backs
5 feet with castor Training
To adjust screen
use of software
health and safety Health and Safety Problems Stress Solutions
Training
Good management
well designed software Causes
Pace of work
ICT problem
Poorly designed software Eye Strain Causes
Glare on screen
Dirty screen
Poorly designed software Solution
Keep screen clean
Regular breaks
Design software carefully
Use blinds
Regular eye tests
use Matt screen Causes
Typing at high speed
Repetitive mouse movement
incorrect position RSI Solutions
Use wrist rest
Enough workstation space
Take breaks
Use document holder
Type properly
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