Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals (VDTs) - Part 2: Guidance on task requirements (Adopted ISO 9241-2:1992, first edition, 1992-06-01)
This is the first edition of CSA Standard CAN/CSA-ISO 9241-2, Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals (VDTs) - Part 2: Guidance on task requirements, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 9241-2:1992 (first edition, 1992-06-01). This ISO Standard was developed by the ISO Technical Committee ISO/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 provides guidelines to users of VDT-based information processing systems with reference to office tasks. This guidance is relevant to both the organization implementing the system and the people using the equipment. The guidance should be applied in accordance with local, regional or national agreements and regulations.
The objective of this part of ISO 9241 is to enhance the efficiency and well-being of the individual user by applying ergonomics knowledge in the light of practical experience, to the design of tasks. The ergonomics principles concerned are set out in ISO 6385.
The characteristics of the visual display, and the control, workplace and environmental requirements are specified in other parts of ISO 9241. This part of ISO 9241 does not address software and dialogue design.