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Safety Tutorial for Computer Technicians. Cheryl Connolly B. Ramer Tech BOCES. Appropriate Clothing Tools & Equipment Used on the Job Chemical Hazards & Your Right to Know Fire Safety. Ergonomics Drug’s in the Work Place Prevention of Back Injuries Reporting Injuries.

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safety tutorial for computer technicians

Safety TutorialforComputer Technicians

Cheryl Connolly

B. Ramer Tech BOCES

safety training tasks for computer techs
Appropriate Clothing

Tools & Equipment Used on the Job

Chemical Hazards & Your Right to Know

Fire Safety

Ergonomics

Drug’s in the Work Place

Prevention of Back Injuries

Reporting Injuries

Safety Training Tasks for Computer Techs
pre test true false
Pre-TestTrue/False
  • To avoid injury on the job, you must understand and recognize hazards
  • Electrocution has been a leading cause of work-related injury among 16 & 17 yr olds
  • It doesn’t matter what kind of clothing or jewelry you wear while working on computers.
  • Always remember to lift from the waist when you are moving heavy computer equipment
  • All employers with hazardous chemicals at the workplace must provide an MSDS.
appropriate clothes
Appropriate Clothes
  • Ask your supervisor prior to beginning your internship if there is a dress code and then adhere to it.
  • Loose flowing styles should be avoided
  • Rubber sole shoes should be warn
  • Avoid wearing jewelry—rings, watches, or necklaces –while working on computer hardware
safety equipment tools
Safety Equipment & Tools
  • Wear Safety Goggles while working on equipment
  • Make certain computer parts are placed on anti-static material
  • Make certain all equipment is grounded
tools used on the job
Tools Used on the Job
  • Always use the right tool because using the wrong tool is dangerous
  • When you finish a project, make certain you store all tools in the proper storage provided
  • Leave your workstation the way you found it (Neat & Clean)
chemical hazards your right to know
Chemical Hazards & Your Right To Know
  • Before using any chemicals on the job
    • Find out what it is
    • Find out what it can do
    • Find out how you can protect yourself from harm
  • Did you know that employers must provide you with this information?
  • Ask for an MSDS on the chemical
electrical safety
Electrical Safety
  • Do not overload electrical outlets
  • If a circuit blows, there is a PROBLEM—tell your supervisor
  • Keep cords out of walkways
  • Use proper voltage in equipment
  • Don’t expose computer software disks to electromagnetic fields
floors doors exits
Floors, Doors, Exits
  • Make certain floors are not cluttered with computer parts etc. blocking exits
  • Check out all exits and emergency evacuation routes prior to employment
  • Make certain fire doors are closed upon existing
fire safety
Fire Safety
  • Know locations of all fire emergency pulls
  • Be familiar with all fire exits
  • Know location of all fire extinguishers
  • Know which fire extinguisher is used for which type of fire & use only if you have been trained in doing so
  • Evacuate immediately if fire alarm sounds
ergonomic hazards working with computers
Visual Problems- Eyestrain, Irritation, Headaches due to:

Poor Lighting

Poor screen resolution and/or positioning

Copy material that is difficult to read

Fatigue

Adjust Display Screen

Adjust Chair

Adjust Mouse/Keyboard

Take frequent rest pauses

Musculoskeletal Problems - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis

Use adjustable keyboard

Use mouse pad with rest to maintain straight wrist while typing

Radiation Concerns

Increase distance between operator and workstations

Issue is still being researched and studied-- not conclusive

Ergonomic HazardsWorking with Computers
ergonomic hazards back problems
A Poorly constructed chair can cause

Back pain

Poor performance

Things to look for

Adjustable chair height

Armrests

Backrest w/lumbar support

Size & Shape of Seat Pan Design

Improper Lifting can cause back injury so

Lift with a straight back using your legs for strength and keeping your head up and looking straight ahead

Do not twist your body

Did you know…Work for adolescents should not require them to lift objects weighing greater than 30 pounds or for more than 2 hours continuously

Ergonomic HazardsBack Problems
drinking drugs and work don t mix
Find out the facts on the effects of alcohol and drug use

Ask your employer if your worksite has a drug-free program

Speak up if you suspect someone at work is using.

Drinking, Drugs, and Work Don’t Mix
how and to whom do you report an injury
HOW and to WHOM DO YOU REPORT AN INJURY
  • Report all injuries to your supervisor no matter how minor you think it is—ex. Paper cut
  • Complete all necessary paperwork
  • Injuries must be reported immediately so that paperwork and necessary compensation may proceed
  • Report all unsafe working conditions to your supervisor verbally and in writing
post test
Post Test

10 True/False Questions

  • To avoid injury on the job, you must understand and recognize hazards
  • Electrocution has been a leading cause of work-related injury among 16 & 17 yr olds
  • When working with electricity, one can wear all the jewelry they want.
  • Lift from the waist when you are moving computer equipment
  • All employers with hazardous chemicals at the workplace must provide an MSDS.
post test continued
Post Test Continued

10 True/False Questions

  • Immediately report any work related accidents, no matter how minor, to your teacher.
  • Working daily with computers may cause adverse health effects.
  • Poorly constructed chairs may cause back pain and poor performance.
  • Anyone can use a fire extinguisher without training.
  • If you report unsafe conditions at work, your employer can fire you.
safety web resources
Safety Web Resources
  • www.osha.gov/SLTC/teenworkers/ OSHA Teen Safety Page
  • www.cdc.gov/niosh/adolespg.html National Institute of Safety – Teen Page
  • www.safeteen.org Safe Teen – Maine
  • www.worksafebc.com/ Work Safe Online