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Safe Workstation Resources

It is important that employees that work with computers (or other devices that have a screen plus a keyboard plus mouse or other input device) are given guidance on a safe working setup.

Employers should:

  • analyse workstations to assess and reduce risks
  • ensure that workstations meet specified minimum requirements
  • plan work activities so that they include breaks or changes of activity
  • provide eye and eyesight tests on request, and special spectacles if needed
  • provide information and training

Some common health problems associated with working at a desk or other workstation are:

  • upper limb disorders (including pains in the neck, arms, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers) and Often known as repetitive strain/stress injury or ‘RSI’
  • Back ache
  • fatigue and stress
  • temporary eye strain (but not eye damage) and headaches

Top tips on working from home

Many employees now work from home either full or part time. It is just as important that there home working setup is safe. We have an excellent guide to working from home.

Regulations and guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a range of guidance and resources:

When fully implemented, ClearTalents provides the necessary guidance and tools for every employee to critically evaluate and optimise their workstation – whether in the office or at home. The system will also escalate any outstanding issues to line managers or Occupational Health.

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