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Video Display Terminals Checklist


____ Can work be performed without eye strain or glare to the employee?

____ Can workers keep their hand and wrists in a neutral position when working?

____ Can the task be done without having to stoops the neck and shoulders to view the task?

____ Are pressure points on any part of the body (wrists, forearms, back of thighs) being avoided?

____ Are there sufficient rest breaks, in addition to the regular rest breaks, to relieve stress from repetitive motion tasks?

____ Are all pieces of furniture adjusted, positioned, and arranged to minimize strain on the body?

____ Are fixed work postures avoided in the task?

____ Us the VDT monitor positioned in front of the employee so that the employee does not have to keep his or her neck turned to the side?

____ Is the topmost line of display on the VDT monitor positioned at or slightly below eye level (for bifocal wearers)?

____ Is the mouse positioned and used as close to the employee's lap as possible (not off to the side so that the employee must extend the arm to work the mouse)?

____ Is the height of the work surface adjustable 23 inches to 28 inches in height?

____ Is the width of the work surface at least 30 inches?

____ Is the viewing distance 16 inches to 22 inches for close-range focusing?

____ Is the thickness of the work surface at least one inch?

____ Is knee-room height a minimum of 26.2 inches non-adjustable surface and 24 inches adjustable surface?

____ Is knee room width at least 20 inches?

____ Is seat height adjustable 16 inches to 20.5 inches?

____ Is seat size 13 inches to 17 inches in depth, and 17.7 inches to 20 inches in width with "waterfall" front edge?

____ Is the seat slope adjustable 0 degrees to 10 degrees backward slope?

____ Is the backrest size 15 inches to 20 inches high and 13 inches wide?

____ Is backrest height adjustable 3 inches to 6 inches above the seat?

____ Is the backrest tilt adjustable to 15 degrees?

____ Is the angle between the backrest and seat between 90 degrees and 105 degrees?

____ Is the angle between the seat and lower leg between 60 degrees and 100 degrees?

____ Does the angle between the upper arm and forearm in relation to keyboard form a 90 degree angle, and are the hands in a reasonably straight line with the forearm?

____ Are footrests provided if the operator cannot keep both feet flat on the floor when chair height is properly adjusted to the work surface?

____ Are keyboards detached from the console and do they have palmrests?

____ Are monitor screens readable with no perceptible flicker and is a brightness control available?

____ Is the monitor placed at right angles to windows?

____ Do windows have curtains, drapes or blinds to reduce bright outside light?

____ Are operators trained on how to adjust workstation equipment?

____ To reduce fatigue, do operators maintain good posture, conduct body and eye exercises, rest regularly, and vary work activity?