ICT HEALTH AND SAFETY

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  • Created on: 24-05-14 18:18
Name all health problems in ICT
Stress, back ache, repetitive strain injury, eye pain
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Define and explain how RSI can be prevented?
Pain and ache can occur in wrists, arm, neck and hands. It can be prevented by using good workstation equipment including using an ergonomic mouse/keyboard/footrest/armrest
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Define and explain how eye strain can be prevented?
eye strain can be caused by overusing a computer/monitor screen not clear/lighting in room. It can cause headaches. It can be prevented by using keeping the computer screen clear, having fluorescent tube lights in room, taking regular breaks
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Define and explain how back ache can be prevented?
Caused by incorrect posture. Need to use adjustable chair with 5 castor to adjust height of chair according to persons height. Sit straight with feet flat on the floor.
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Define and explain how stress can be prevented?
Stress can be caused by an overload of work/needing help etc. It can cause headaches etc. It can be prevented by having regular breaks, installing correct hardware which can meet talk, using tutorials etc. on software being used and asking for help.
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Which act covers employee health at work(specifically ict)
health and safety at work act 1974
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What does the Health and Safety at Work Act(1974)?
Employer need provide worker with tiltable screen to prevent eye strain, adjustable chair 5 castor to prevent eye strain employees must be given appropriate training, workstation needs to have space, keyboard/mouse need to be ergonomic to prevent RSI
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Define and explain how RSI can be prevented?

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Pain and ache can occur in wrists, arm, neck and hands. It can be prevented by using good workstation equipment including using an ergonomic mouse/keyboard/footrest/armrest

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Define and explain how eye strain can be prevented?

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Define and explain how back ache can be prevented?

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Define and explain how stress can be prevented?

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