Implementing Proper Safety Procedures: Personal Safety (part 1)

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Implementing Proper Safety Procedures: Personal Safety (part 1)

In addition to electrostatic safety measures, there is personal safety.  For example, disconnecting and or powering down our devices from power once through using them.  This is especially handy for devices that continue to generate electricity even after the power has been turned off.

This is important for those device components that retain electronics after the power has gone off, there still may be electricity traveling through the network, which would create a shock to ourselves or the equipment.

Removal of jewelry might seem odd, but it may create barriers by getting tangled.

Lifting techniques is another critical personal safety effort.  The proper way to life, “ANYTHIN” is with your knees and having your back straight!  Grab a friend and safe your back.

Weight restrictions is another personal safety measure, being aware of what devices and packaging weighs, have the correct support for transportation are just a few of the automatic procedures you should be following when you move printers, computers, and other equipment even if not heavy.

Electrical fires take more thought and consideration because the electricity may still be traveling the device or wiring.  So in preparing for electrical fires and setting up an environment or electrical closet where electrical components may overheat or currents may continue to travel, you want to make sure the correct fire extinguisher is located within reach.

Fire extinguishers are rated for specific use and specific locations.  For electrical fires hazards, you want a fire extinguisher that is rated for “C” which is specifically for electrical fires.

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