F. Medical Conditions
1. The Employer will make every reasonable effort to accommodate pregnant VDT operators who request transfer to another function. Where suitable alternate work is not available, more stretch breaks will be allowed and a liberal leave policy will be followed.
2. At their request, and upon recommendation by a physician, employees with a medical condition shall be reassigned from duties involving VDTs or shall be moved from the vicinity of VDTs.
G. Training and Education
1. The Agency shall develop and distribute a written guide for the safe and healthful operation of VDTs and associated equipment. The guide shall include, but not be limited to instructions on relaxation exercises for visual and musculoskeletal strain, the proper use of footrests and wrist rests, adjusting furniture, proper posture and other beneficial work habits. As new information becomes available, it shall be incorporated into this guide. Union input will be considered for incorporation.
2. VDT users shall be trained on the normal use of VDTs, furniture and associated equipment and its safe and healthful operation. Such training shall ordinarily be made available through formal classes, in-service training, on-the-job training, and/or training provided by manufacturers or vendors.
3. The Agency will permit and encourage employees to do nonstrenuous stretching exercises that are socially acceptable in an office setting to relieve physical stress and/or discomfort. Some of these exercises may be performed by the employees at their work station during the work time as necessary. The need for this will vary from employee to employee. Participation will be voluntary.
1. Article 4 is applicable to any change in floor plans or any site preparation.
2. Nothing in this contract will diminish the Bernhardt Award or any National, Regional or Local MOU's.
3. Wiring for the terminals shall be accomplished in such a way as to prevent tripping hazards.