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Health & Safety in ICT

Issues and Pevention
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Jacob Dent

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of Health & Safety in ICT

...Causes and Preventions... Health & Safety in ICT Back problems often occur due to a poor posture or an awkward position while sitting at a computer. Back Problems RSI is repetitive strain injury which is caused by repetitive tasks and akward positions.

Ways to prevent RSI from developing include...
Erganomic Keyboards & mice
Wrist rests
Correct posture RSI Eye strain can be caused by staring at a computer screen for a long time .

Causes...
Bad light
Flickering screen

Symptoms...
Headaches
Burred, double & tunnel vision
Itching/burning eyes

Solutions...
Non flickering monitors
Control external lighting - blinds/curtains
Keep your eyes at least 18 inches away from the monitor
Take regular breaks Eye Strain Causes...
Flickering Screens

Preventions...
Low emission monitors
Screen Filters Epilepsy Stress n Causes...
Lack of knowledge of ICT
Keeping up with changes in ICT
Information Overload

Symptoms...
Anxiety
Headaches
Depression

Preventions...
Regular communication between colleges
Training Stress See link below... Health & Safety and the design of new equipment http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/essential-require.htm
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