The ill-health effects associated with display screen equipment include:
visual discomfort (eye fatigue and headaches)
upper limb disorders, collectively known as musculoskeletal disorders
aches and pains (back, shoulder, neck, arm, wrist or hand aches)
stress (mental and physical).
The risk of suffering from these conditions depends on the working environment, how the workstation is set up, how it is used and how the work is organised. Unsafe uses of display screens include:
working with a poor posture
working for too long without a break or change of position
poor working environment
using equipment incorrectly
using equipment that cannot be adjusted adequately
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