Health and Safety

The terms 'health' and 'safety' tend to be put together. However, they are really two different things.

'Health' refers to keeping the body safe and free from disease, illness or trauma.

Some health issues related to using the computer are:

  • backache
  • headaches
  • eye strain
  • RSI
  • Ulnar neuritis
  • DVT

Everyone has the right to be safe at work and so the Health and Safety at Work Act was passed. Amongst many other things, it tries to reduce the risk of injury to people who use the computer at work.

It stipulates that people should have ergonomic, adjustable chairs, that lighting should be adequate, that desks should not have glossy, reflective surfaces, that monitors should be adjustable, as well as many other things.

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