The sources of risk to health associated with new technologies in the office environment

Thomas A. Winski, Joanne O. Crawford, Richard A. Graveling, Terry Lansdown, Guy Walker

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Abstract

Using display screen equipment (DSE) arguably has the potential to cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and discomfort. However, the sources of risk to health associated with ‘new’ DSE technologies are not clearly understood. This paper presents the background research and describes the search strategy adopted for a review of the literature studying this association. After completion of the systematic search and review fourteen papers were identified. Three categories of new technology were identified: hand-held devices, tablets, touchscreen input. MSD’s were found as the dominant risk to health relating to new technologies; however, the sources of the risk differ from traditional DSE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015
Pages299-304
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Ergonomics and Human Factors - Daventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Apr 201516 Apr 2015

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Ergonomics and Human Factors
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDaventry
Period13/04/1516/04/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Winski, T. A., Crawford, J. O., Graveling, R. A., Lansdown, T., & Walker, G. (2015). The sources of risk to health associated with new technologies in the office environment. In Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015 (pp. 299-304)