Lighting Ergonomics - Checklist
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Use the checklist and answer yes or no to the following questions. Follow up any "no" answers with corrective action. A complete lighting survey may be necessary. Please see the other OSH Answers documents on lighting for more information.
- Eye Discomfort in the Office
- Lighting Ergonomics - General
- Lighting Ergonomics - Survey and Solutions
- Lighting Ergonomics - Light Flicker
|Lighting Checklist - Example
|Enough light for the task.
|No troublesome reflections.
|No glare along or near normal line of sight
|No frequent transitions between extremes of light and dark or near and far.
|Lamps covered to diffuse light evenly.
|Adequate lighting of upper walls and ceilings.
|Bright shiny objects out of view.
|Lights provide steady illumination (e.g., lights do not flicker)
|Workers do not complain of visual strains and/or headaches (check yes if there are no complaints)
|Clear and readable images on the computer monitor.
|Well-placed local lighting.
|Computer monitors are positioned to reduce glare from various sources (e.g., windows, overhead lighting, etc.)
|Matte finishes on furniture and equipment.
|Blinds or curtains on windows.
|Brightness and contrast controls are properly adjusted on the computer monitor.
|Appropriate size print, and good contrast is available for reading materials.
|Very small objects are magnified in addition to good lighting.
|Moving machinery parts are painted a colour which contrasts with the background.
|Adequate lighting is available in storage rooms, stairways and hallways.
|Simple background is located behind tasks.
|Regular replacement of bulbs.
|Regular cleaning of light fixtures.
|Regular cleaning of upper walls, ceilings and task stations.
- Fact sheet confirmed current: 2019-10-04
- Fact sheet last revised: 2013-08-28