Working Safely with Display Screen Equipment

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Take this course to familiarize yourself with the dangers of overusing DSEs and learn some quick-and-easy tips on how to reverse its effects.

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  1. Health Risks with DSE
  2. Getting comfortable
  3. Well-designed workstations
  4. Changes in activity

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Health Risks with DSE

Working Safely with Display Screen Equipment Course - Lesson Excerpt

Health Risks with Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

Health Risks with DSE

WHICH DEVICE DO YOU USE OFTEN AT WORK? You can choose more than one Laptops, PC monitors, tablets, TV screens, smartphones and all other devices with screen displays are examples of DSEs.

Health Risks with DSE

WHICH DEVICE DO YOU USE OFTEN AT WORK? You can choose more than one Laptops, PC monitors, tablets, TV screens, smartphones and all other devices with screen displays are examples of DSEs.

Health Risks with DSE

WHICH DEVICE DO YOU USE OFTEN AT WORK? You can choose more than one Laptops, PC monitors, tablets, TV screens, smartphones and all other devices with screen displays are examples of DSEs.

Health Risks with DSE

WHICH DEVICE DO YOU USE OFTEN AT WORK? You can choose more than one Laptops, PC monitors, tablets, TV screens, smartphones and all other devices with screen displays are examples of DSEs.

Health Risks with DSE

WHICH DEVICE DO YOU USE OFTEN AT WORK? You can choose more than one Laptops, PC monitors, tablets, TV screens, smartphones and all other devices with screen displays are examples of DSEs.

Health Risks with DSE

WHICH DEVICE DO YOU USE OFTEN AT WORK? You can choose more than one Laptops, PC monitors, tablets, TV screens, smartphones and all other devices with screen displays are examples of DSEs.

Health Risks with DSE

Let's take Sally, for example.

Health Risks with DSE

Every day, Sally uses her computer and spends a significant part of her day using it to go through emails and finish her paperworks.

Health Risks with DSE

When she finally went for a check-up, her doctor said she suffers from asthenopia, also known as eye strain or ocular fatigue.

Health Risks with DSE

Staring at a screen for long periods is unhealthy for your eyes. It can cause the following conditions:

Health Risks with DSE

Dry eyes

Health Risks with DSE

Headache

Health Risks with DSE

And blurred vision

Health Risks with DSE

As the number of workers using DSEs has increased, so are the health risks associated with their use, such as musculoskeletal disorders, stress and visual fatigue.

Health Risks with DSE

As a result, The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 was implemented to protect DSE users from these risks.

Health Risks with DSE

Which do you think contribute to the said health risks? You can choose more than one

As an employee, it is your responsibility to: comply with the rules and safe system of work when using DSE and report problems about your health and the workplace

Getting comfortable

Working Safely with Display Screen Equipment Course - Lesson Excerpt

Getting comfortable

Getting comfortable

Previously, you've learned about DSE and the health risks associated with its use. In this lesson, you'll learn how to manage those risks by: - maintaining a good working posture - and creating a comfortable DSE set-up

Let's review! Which risks are associated with overuse or improper use of DSE? You can choose more than one answer

Poor posture is sometimes caused by the way we sit. The first tip in improving your posture is by sitting properly.

Getting comfortable

Keep your back straight and your weight on the center.

Getting comfortable

Avoid putting too much pressure on the backs of your legs and knees from the seat's edge.

Getting comfortable

Move a little back into your chair to have good lumbar support.

Getting comfortable

For smaller users, consider using a footrest to reduce back strain.

Getting comfortable

Which between the two is a better workplace setup? Screen glare or bright reflections can put stress on your eyes especially when you use digital screens for long durations.

Getting comfortable

Which between the two is a better workplace setup? Screen glare or bright reflections can put stress on your eyes especially when you use digital screens for long durations.

Getting comfortable

Remember: It doesn't matter whether you are working from home or in the office. Having a good posture and good work setup is vital in preventing musculoskeletal injuries caused by prolonged DSE use.

Well-designed workstations

Working Safely with Display Screen Equipment Course - Lesson Excerpt

Well-designed workstation

Well-designed workstations

In the last lesson, we talked about good work posture and the basics of a comfortable DSE set-up. Today, we'll discuss some low cost controls you can use to optimize your workstation.

Select photos with a good keyboard setup Good keyboard setup/technique includes typing with your wrist straight and having enough space in front of the keyboard to rest your forearms.

Well-designed workstations

Select photos with a good keyboard setup Good keyboard setup/technique includes typing with your wrist straight and having enough space in front of the keyboard to rest your forearms.

Well-designed workstations

Select photos with a good keyboard setup Good keyboard setup/technique includes typing with your wrist straight and having enough space in front of the keyboard to rest your forearms.

Well-designed workstations

Select photos with a good keyboard setup Good keyboard setup/technique includes typing with your wrist straight and having enough space in front of the keyboard to rest your forearms.

Well-designed workstations

Changes in activity

Working Safely with Display Screen Equipment Course - Lesson Excerpt

Changes in activity

Changes in activity

In this lesson, you’ll learn about some useful hacks to break up long spells of DSE work.

Changes in activity

Tip #1: Create organised or scheduled rest breaks Which is better?

Stretching #1 Hold your fingers with the other hand. Bend your wrist down slowly and hold the position for 3 to 5 seconds. Repeat 3 times.

Changes in activity

Bend your wrist slowly up until you feel a stretch And like before, hold and relax.

Changes in activity

Stretching #2 First, open your hands.

Changes in activity

And then make a fist. Make sure your thumb isn't tucked beneath your fingers.

Changes in activity

Slide your fingertips up to your palm until they are at the base of your fingers.

Changes in activity

It's important to remember that... ...the duration and timing of changes in activity or breaks for DSE usage are not set in stone. The arrangements will vary based on the circumstances. For example, employers are not responsible for giving breaks to self-employed individuals.

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