Maine Video Display Terminal Poster Required
The Video Display Terminal Poster is a labor law posters poster by the Maine Department Of Labor. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Maine, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
Updated 11/2019. This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it in any workplace where employers use computers. This poster describes how to use a computer safely, how often to get trained on computer safety and where to contact about additional information on computer safety.
ME All-In-One Labor Poster: Instead of printing out dozens of posters, employers can also purchase an all-in-one poster that covers both Maine and Federal poster requirements by clicking here .
If you have questions about working safely at the computer,speak to your supervisor or contact the Maine Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Standards Tel: 1-877-SAFE-345 (1-877-723-3345) TTY users call Maine Relay 711. Web site: www.maine.gov/labor/bls Email: [email protected] Video Display Terminals MRSA Title 26 §251. 1. Bureau. “Bureau” means the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards. 2. Employ. “Employ” means to employ or permit to work. 3. Employee. “Employee” means any person engaged to work on a steady or regular basis as an operator by an employer located or doing business in the State. 4. Employer. “Employer” means any person, partnership, firm, association or corporation, public or private that uses 2 or more terminals at one location. 5. Operator. “Operator” means any employee whose primary task is to operate a terminal for more than four consecutive hours, exclusive of breaks, on a daily basis. 6. Terminal. “Terminal” means any electronic video screen data presentation machine, commonly called video display terminals. rev. 11/19 The Maine Video Display Terminal (VDT ) Law gives certain rights to people who use computers for work. Bureau of La bor St andards Video Display Terminals Education and training MRSA Title §252. Every employer shall establish an education and training program for all operators as provided in this section. 1. Requirements. An employer’s education and training program must be provided both orally and in writing, except that an employer that uses fewer than 5 terminals at one location may provide the education and training program in writing only. The program must include, at a minimum: A. Notification of the rights and duties created under this subchapter by posting in a prominent location in the workplace a copy of this subchapter. B. An explanation or description of the proper use of terminals and the protective measures that the operator may take to avoid or minimize symptoms or conditions that may result from extended or improper use. C. Instruction related to the importance of maintaining proper posture during terminal operation and a description of methods to achieve and maintain this posture, including the use of any adjustable work station equipment used by the operator. 2. Literature; clearinghouse. The bureau shall recommend to employers, for use in education and training programs, occupational safety literature that provides appropriate, current and pertinent data on terminal use. 3. Training schedule. Employers shall provide operators with this education and training program within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter. For full text of the statute visit MRSA Title 26 §251, 252 . Maine Law (Title 26 M.R.S.A. § 42-B) requires every employer to place this poster in the workplace where workers can easily see it. This poster is available online at no charge and may be copied: https://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/ The Maine Department of Labor provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to people with disabilities upon request.
Other Maine Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional thirteen optional and mandatory Maine labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.maine.gov/labor/docs/2022/posters/vdt/vdtposter_English.pdf , updated December 2022
- Maine Labor Law Posters at http://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/
- Maine Department Of Labor
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