Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals (VDTs) - Part 5: Workstation layout and postural requirements (Adopted ISO 9241-5:1998, first edition, 1998-10-01)
This is the first edition of CSA Standard CAN/CSA-ISO 9241-5, Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals (VDTs) - Part 5: Workstation layout and postural requirements, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 9241-5:1998 (first edition, 1998-10-01). This ISO Standard was developed by the ISO Technical Committee ISC)/TC 159 SC 4. It is part of the series of ISO 9241 Standards that address ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals.
In conjunction with the adoption of this Standard, CSA is issuing a new edition of CSA Standard Z412, Guideline on Office Ergonomics. Basic principles and information from the ISO Standards have been used in the development of this CSA guideline.
This Standard was reviewed for Canadian adoption by the CSA Technical Committee on Office Ergonomics under the jurisdiction of the Strategic Steering Committee on Occupational Health and Safety, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee. A list of the members of the Technical Committee is available upon request. This Standard has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This part of ISO 9241 specifies ergonomic guiding principles which apply to the user requirements, design, and procurement of workstation equipment for office tasks using VDTs.
In particular, the general principles and requirements specified in this part of ISO 9241 apply to the standards specifying technical design of furniture and equipment constituting the workplace.