Electrical safety is your responsibility-know what is dangerous and how to be safe.
Beware of potential ESD problems, and maintain good electrical grounds.
Know where your fire extinguishers are and how to use them.
If in doubt about particular chemicals, ask the vendor for the MSDS and be sure to read it.
Choose chemicals that are safe for the environment.
The following points summarize the key concepts in this tutorial:
The life of computer hardware can be extended through preventive maintenance. Implementation of a scheduled preventive maintenance program is recommended.
The most important preventive maintenance procedure is periodic cleaning.
A computer technician should include a simple cleaning kit along with other tools.
Safety and the Environment
Know your fire extinguishers and how to use them.
Be sure you know how to properly use and dispose of any chemicals required in your workplace.
Be aware of possible electrical hazards and take appropriate steps to reduce risk of shock.
What items should be included in a cleaning kit?
Why is ESD dangerous to computers?
Will a properly grounded computer help prevent EMI?
Describe some safety precautions you can take to protect yourself from high voltage when working on a computer.
What type of fire extinguisher is used for an electrical fire?
How do you clean a keyboard?
How do you clean a laser printer?
Give one example of a recyclable item that requires special disposal.
Why is a toner cartridge easy to recycle?
What is a material safety data sheet?