About two in every three persons employed by the European Parliament now use visual display units (screen terminals) in their daily work.
This compares to one in ten only five years ago.
Hence most users have recently faced a period of rapid adjustment, during which their working methods have radically changed.
Initial difficulties were directly related to the software interface, but gradually the more general implications of a new way of working came to the fore-front.
High among these concerns were health and safety considerations, especially in the light of the recent Community Directive on this subject.
This article describes how the management and staff of the European Parliament faced these concerns and what problems still remain.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poste travail, Station travail, Réseau local, Facteur humain, Condition travail, Organisme gouvernemental, Bureautique, Terminal, Affichage, Communication visuelle, Fatigue visuelle, Sécurité travail, Ergonomie, Parlement européen, Réseau longue distance, Communication médiatisée ordinateur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Workplace layout, Workstation, Local network, Human factor, Working condition, Government institution, Office automation, Terminal, Display, Visual communication, Visual fatigue, Work safety, Ergonomics, Wide area network, Computer mediated communication
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0420106
Code Inist : 001A01E03B. Création : 199406.