Recommended chair and work surfaces dimensions of VDT tasks for Malaysian citizens

Baba Md Deros, Darliana Mohamad, Ahmad Rasdan Ismail, Owi Woei Soon, Kek Chan Lee, Mohd Syazwan Nordin

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Abstract

It is very common to find chairs and tables in the workplaces used for Video Display Terminal (VDT) tasks. Various problems have been associated with the use of VDTs, including visual problems, muscle aches and pains, repetitive trauma injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and job stress. Visual problems, muscle aches and pains are some of the common complaints reported by VDT operators. When workstations are poorly designed, the result is poor posture because strains are placed on a particular group of muscles, and discomfort level is increased. The objective of this paper is to propose an Recommended Chair and Work Surfaces Dimensions of VDT Tasks for Malaysian Citizens157 appropriate chair and table dimensions with respect to the Malaysian anthropometric data. The dimensions should be appropriate to 95% of the male and female population. This analysis was conducted using anthropometric data of 638 Malaysian consisting of 273 males and 365 females. The equipment used in this study are anthropometric chair and measuring tools comprising of Human Body Measuring Kit and Anthropometer for body dimension measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-167
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume34
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Anthropometric data
  • Ergonomics
  • Malaysian
  • VDT workplaces

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Md Deros, B., Mohamad, D., Ismail, A. R., Soon, O. W., Lee, K. C., & Nordin, M. S. (2009). Recommended chair and work surfaces dimensions of VDT tasks for Malaysian citizens. European Journal of Scientific Research, 34(2), 156-167.

Recommended chair and work surfaces dimensions of VDT tasks for Malaysian citizens. / Md Deros, Baba; Mohamad, Darliana; Ismail, Ahmad Rasdan; Soon, Owi Woei; Lee, Kek Chan; Nordin, Mohd Syazwan.

In: European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2009, p. 156-167.

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Md Deros, B, Mohamad, D, Ismail, AR, Soon, OW, Lee, KC & Nordin, MS 2009, 'Recommended chair and work surfaces dimensions of VDT tasks for Malaysian citizens', European Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 156-167.
Md Deros, Baba ; Mohamad, Darliana ; Ismail, Ahmad Rasdan ; Soon, Owi Woei ; Lee, Kek Chan ; Nordin, Mohd Syazwan. / Recommended chair and work surfaces dimensions of VDT tasks for Malaysian citizens. In: European Journal of Scientific Research. 2009 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 156-167.
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