Your illumination needs change as you age. The nature of your work, impaired vision and disease can also affect what type of lighting you need in the workplace.
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Work environment and lighting #
Lighting conditions in the workplace affect the safety and efficiency of your job performance. Lighting is also of importance for your health and well-being. Light conditions are affected by:
- General lighting scheme
- Day light and outdoor vision
- The distribution of light in a room
- Light strength
- Spot lighting
Contact Occupational Health Services if you wish to evaluate the lighting conditions in your workplace.
Relevant questions to ask in an HSE inspection #
- To what extent are the requirements met in terms of lighting: daylight, view, general lighting and point lighting?
- Does the unit have individuals (due to age, illnesses, impaired vision) or activities (laboratory, workshop) with particular needs in terms of lighting?
- Does the unit have employees who experience the lighting as uncomfortable (too little, too much, reflections in PC screen, glare from lightning fixture)?
- Ergonomics for your office workspace
- Ergonomics in the laboratory
- Electrical systems and equipment
- Working in front of a computer (in Norwegian) - The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
- The Norwegian Lighting Institute
- HMS runde - NTNU (Page not finished yet, change link when it has been translated)
- Risk assessments - NTNU
Applicable Laws #
- Regulations concerning Organisation, Management and Employee participation (in Norwegian), chapter 7 - the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
- The Workplace Regulations (in Norwegian), chapter 2 - the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
- Regulations concerning the Performance of Work (in Norwegian) - the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
- Regulation on working in front of a computer (§14-4) (Norwegian only)
- Regulations on construction and construction products (Norwegian only)
- Occupational Health Services
- Tina Hagen, occupational physiotherapist
- Ann Kristin Sjaastad, occupational hygienist
Approved by Director of HSE - August 24st 2015 - HMSR50E - ePhorte 2016/3901