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headaches at work, lighting?

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i started a new job a couple of months ago and started getting headaches but being as i never really got them before i found it a bit odd. Talking to a few of the other people they said they got them … Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
i started a new job a couple of months ago and started getting headaches but being as i never really got them before i found it a bit odd. Talking to a few of the other people they said they got them too and if you look at writing in the distance it vibrates. Now could this be down to the lighting being on different phases ?? also the lights have no diffusers, should we complain ??
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Or only go there when it's dark.



I would complain
#2
dontasciime
Or only go there when it's dark.


How would that work?!!

Sit as close to natural light as possible... Near a window or something...

Also make sure the lights don't flicker... Then complain... This was taken from "http://www.tssa.org.uk/article-47.php3?id_article=1000"

"Lighting
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 oblige employers to provide workplace lighting that is "suitable and sufficient", which should be natural light, so far is "reasonably practicable".

The regulations do not define what is "suitable and sufficient", but the stress on natural light is justified by research that indicates that people exposed to greater amounts of artificial light tend to be less healthier than those who are not.

Office workers using visual display screen equipment or performing detailed paperwork require a good lighting source without excessive glare. Poor lighting in corridors or on stairs can contribute to slips, trips or falls, whilst too much bright light can detract attention from otherwise obvious hazards. Safety representatives should be aware of these issues and check that their employer is adhering to the HSE guidance.

The HSE’s Lighting at work booklet (HSG38) provides further information."
#3
I worked close to 9 months of consistent nights and my eye sight changed drastically, In daylight the colours I would see at work on a daily basis were extremely vivid... Its not good for you at all! Im not on nights anymore for this reason!

Also get your eyes checked.
#4
How is it possible you thought I was being serious with the first comment :whistling:
#5
I would think about getting your eyesight tested - given what you said about vibrating writing.
#6
My OH seems to come home with a headache every night.. Goes out fine in the morning though. Maybe it is the lights at work as you say. Never considered that. Maybe need to blindfold her.
#7
moob
I would think about getting your eyesight tested - given what you said about vibrating writing.


not had one for about 5 years so maybe a good idea :thumbsup:
#8
The lighting system in Next always give me a headache and make me feel nauseous. No Next sales for me!!!

I suggest you talking to your boss about replacing the bulbs with something else.
#9
dontasciime
How is it possible you thought I was being serious with the first comment :whistling:


Hehe?! :-D
#10
Rockhound
My OH seems to come home with a headache every night.. Goes out fine in the morning though. Maybe it is the lights at work as you say. Never considered that. Maybe need to blindfold her.


Leave that till she gets home... May get a few dodgy looks for colleagues! 8-)
#11
The vibration effect is probably caused by flicker from Fluorescent lighting, can leave some poeple like yourself with headaches. Get H&S in to check, you shouldn't have to go through this.
#12
Do you work with a TFT monitor? I'd check the settings on it as I've found some people in our office get headaches on the default brightness setting which is often very high, a duller setting can be better.

John

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