Regulation On Health And Safety At Work With Display Screen Equipment

Original Language Title: Verordnung über Sicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz bei der Arbeit an Bildschirmgeräten

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Safety and Health at Work Ordinance on Display Devices (Display Work Order Ordinance)

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Date of expiry: 04.12.1996

Full quote:

" Screen work regulation of 4. December 1996 (BGBl. I p. 1841, 1843), which was last amended by Article 7 of the Regulation of 18 December 2008. December 2008 (BGBl. I p. 2768) "

:Last modified by Art. 7 V v. 18.12.2008 I 2768

For details, see the Notes

This regulation is used in conjunction with the Work Protection Act
The implementation of the following Directive:
Council Directive 90 /270/EEC of 29 June 1991. May 1990 on the minimum
and health
the work of visual display devices (OJ L 327, 28.5.1990, p. EC No L 156 p. 14).


(+ + + text-proof from: 20.12.1996 + + +)
(+ + + Official note of the norm-provider on EC law:
Reaction of the
EWGRL 270/90 (CELEX Nr: 390L0270) + + +

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§ 1 Scope of application

(1) This Regulation applies to work on display devices.(2) This Regulation does not apply to the work on
Operator places of machines or in driver's places of vehicles with visual display devices,
On-board display devices,
Data-processing systems that are primarily intended for use by the public,
Screen devices for mobile use, provided they are not regularly used in a workplace,
calculating machines, cash registers or other work equipment with a small data or measured value display device, which is required for the immediate use of the work equipment, and
typewriters of classical design with a display.
(3) The regulation does not apply in companies subject to the Federal Mining Act.(4) The Federal Chancellery, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, the Federal Ministry of Defence or the Federal Ministry of Finance may, in so far as they are each competent to do so, in the Agreement with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and, unless the Federal Ministry of the Interior itself is responsible, in agreement with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, determine that for certain activities in the public sector of the Federal Government, in particular in the case of the Bundeswehr, the police, civil and civil protection services, customs or intelligence services, the provisions of this Regulation are not to be applied in whole or in part, insofar as public matters are mandatory shall require, in particular, to maintain or restore public security. In this case, it shall be necessary to establish at the same time how the safety and health protection of workers under this Regulation will be ensured in a different way. Non-official table of contents

§ 2 Definitions

(1) Display device for the purposes of this Regulation is a display screen Alphanumeric characters or graphic representation, regardless of the presentation method.(2) VDU within the meaning of this Regulation is a workplace with a screen device which may be equipped with
Data Collection Facilities,
Software that is used by employees to run their Work tasks are available,
Additional devices and elements that belong to the operation or use of the screen device, or
other work equipment,
and the immediate working environment.(3) Employees within the meaning of this Regulation are employed persons who normally use a visual display device for a non-essential part of their normal work. Non-official table of contents

§ 3 Assessment of working conditions

In the assessment of working conditions in accordance with § 5 of the German Labor Protection Act (Arbeitsschutzgesetz) to identify and assess the safety and health conditions, in particular with regard to potential risks of vision, physical problems and psychological stress, in the case of workplace display stations. Non-official table of contents

§ 4 Design Requirements

(1) The employer must take appropriate measures to ensure that the Display workstations comply with the requirements of the Annex and other legislation.(2) At VDU workstations, which are up to 20 years. The employer shall take the appropriate measures in accordance with paragraph 1 in December 1996,
if these workplaces are significantly changed or
when assessing working conditions according to § 3, that the work at these workplaces is at risk of life or health of employees,
at the latest, however, up to 31. December 1999.(3) The requirements of the Annex may be dismissed if
meets the specific requirements of the Screen work places or characteristics of the activity preclude these requirements or
the display workstation according to the respective capabilities of the disabled persons who work on it, taking into account the nature and severity of the disability
, while ensuring safety and health protection in other ways. Non-official table of contents

§ 5 Daily work schedule

The employer has to organize the activity of the employees in such a way that the daily Work on display devices is regularly interrupted by other activities or by breaks, each of which reduces the workload of the work on the display screen. Non-official table of contents

§ 6 Investigation of the eyes and vision

For the examination of the eyes and vision, including the The regulation on occupational health care is valid in the case of special visual aids. December 2008 (BGBl. 2768), which, in Annex Part 4, provides an opportunity for the investigation of tenders, as in the current version. unofficial table of contents

§ 7 (omitted)

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Attachment to Requirements for Display Work Places

Screen Device and Keyboard
The on-screen the characters shown must be sharp, clear, and sufficiently large, and must have an appropriate character and line spacing.
The display shown on the screen Image must be stable and free of flickering; it must not have any distortion.
The brightness of the screen display and the contrast between characters and The character background on the screen must be easily adjustable and can be adapted to the conditions of the working environment.
The screen must be free of disturbing reflections and glare.
The display device must be free and easily rotatable and tiltable.
The keyboard must be separate and tiltable from the screen device to allow users to take an ergonomically favorable working position.
The keyboard and other input means must be able to be variably arranged on the work surface. The working surface in front of the keyboard must allow the hands to be placed on.
The keyboard must have a low-reflection surface.
The form and stop of the keys must allow ergonomic operation of the keyboard. The lettering of the keys must be clearly lifted from the ground and readable by normal working posture.
work equipment
The work table or The working surface must have a sufficiently large and low-reflection surface and allow for a flexible arrangement of the display screen, the keyboard, the records and the other working means. Sufficient space for an ergonomically favourable working position must be provided. A separate stand for the monitor can be used.
The work chair must be ergonomically designed and stand-safe.
The template holder must be stable and adjustable, and can be arranged to restrict uncomfortable head and eye movements as much as possible.
A footrest can be made available on request if an ergonomically favorable working position without footrest cannot be achieved.
There must be sufficient room for changing working postures and movements at the VDU workstation.
The lighting must correspond to the type of vision task and be adapted to the visual ability of the users, thereby providing an appropriate contrast between the screen and the work environment. . Due to the design of the display workstation as well as the design and arrangement of the lighting, disturbing glare effects, reflections or reflections on the screen and the other means of work are to be avoided.
Screen workplaces are to be set up in such a way that luminous or illuminated surfaces do not cause glare and reflections on the screen are avoided as far as possible. The windows must be equipped with a suitable adjustable light protection device allowing the intensity of the daylight to be reduced to the screen work place.
In the design of the screen work place, the noise caused by the work equipment belonging to the work station is to be taken into account, in particular by a To avoid impairment of concentration and speech intelligibility.
The work equipment must not increase the heat load on the A display workstation that is unbearable. It is necessary to provide adequate humidity.
The radiation must-with the exception of the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum-be kept as low as possible. , that it is not relevant to the safety and health of the users of the display screen.
Interaction between people and work equipment
The principles of ergonomics are in particular for the processing of information by humans.
In the development, selection, acquisition and modification of software as well as in the design of the software the employer shall take account of the following principles, in particular with regard to user-friendliness:
The following principles shall apply: Software must be adapted to the task to be performed.
The systems must provide users with information about the respective dialogue runs, either directly or on request.
The systems must allow users to influence the respective dialogue flows, as well as describe possible errors in handling and their handling. Allow removal with limited effort.
The software must be designed according to the knowledge and experience of the users with regard to the
No qualitative or quantitative control device may be used without the user's knowledge