The "Occupational Safety
and Health (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation" comes into operation
on 4 July 2003. It requires that the person responsible for a
workplace to perform a risk assessment of a workstation and to
take steps to reduce risks to the lowest extent as is reasonably
practicable. An employer shall also ensure that the employees
are provided with necessary safety and health training. The employee
on the other hand shall conform to the system of work and work
practice; and comply with the risk reduction measures.
In order to assist in the
risk assessment process and the control of hazards in Display
Screen Equipment workstations, Occupational Safety and Health
Council has designed an on-line risk assessment service for organization
to perform risk assessment in compliance with the legislative
requirements and to make records for future review.