Display Screen Equipment – Do You Have the Correct DSE Setup?

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a recognised workplace health hazard if not used or set up correctly. Poorly designed workstations, prolonged screen use or extended periods of sitting can all cause health problems, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Eye strain
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (injuries of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints or spinal discs)

Any employee that uses DSE – including laptops, monitors or other screens – for at least an hour a day must be given training on its safe use.

You can use this infographic as a reference for the proper sitting position, desk set-up and posture to protect you and your staff from the risks of unsafe DSE work.

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