Looking after the safety of computer operators

In 1992, the government introduced the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations, intended to force employers to carry out risk assessments on workstations.

Several hazards are associated with the uncontrolled use of display screen equipment, all of which can result in painful medical conditions. In a controlled environment, however, the risks are low.

The increasing number of employees using DSE means employers are receiving more and more complaints. The sheer number of users means

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