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Computer Workstations

Overview

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  • Computer Workstations. OSHA eTool. Offers a graphical menu to identify hazards and ergonomic controls for computer workstations.

Today's computer workstation has few hazards other than ergonomic that the typical worker will be exposed to if all components are functioning properly. Many injuries or illnesses associated with a computer workstation will be of an ergonomic nature and thus may be difficult to diagnose. Accurate and timely recording as outlined in OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Safety and Health Topics Page can be a useful means of proactive intervention.

Standards

There are no specific OSHA standards that apply to computer workstations or extremely low frequency electric and magnetic field exposure. Existing OSHA standards on electrical safety, radiation exposure, and noise apply to all workplaces including office environments. In most cases, only a few general industry standards such as electrical or radiation hazards may apply.

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Hazards and Solutions

Provides references that may aid in recognizing potential hazards associated at computer workstations and gives possible solutions to address those hazards.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to computer workstations.

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Highlights
  • Computer Workstations. OSHA eTool. Offers a graphical menu to identify hazards and ergonomic controls for computer workstations.