Domain 7.0 Safety and Environmental Issues

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A+ Study Guide: Domain 7.0: Safety and Environmental Issues Introduction: There are 2 things you need to remember about computers . First, they are electical machines made up of many points of failure. Second, they contain a number of components that are not friendly to the environment. In this section, you will learn how to identify potential hazards, how to deal with them, and how to be an eco-friendly technician. Accidents can be avoided by identifying hazards in advance. One of the best ways to do this is to always read MSDS information when available. Hazardous materials come with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) that provide a variety of information for handling the material. This can include: physical data, toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill/leak procedures. It is important to read this information before using hazardous products. It is also a good idea to keep these documents and make them easily accessible in case of an accident. Electrostatic Discharge: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can be harmful to electronic components and cause them to fail. Low humidity, walking across carpet, and appliance motors are some of the common generators of ESD. Metal oxide semiconductor devices are particularly sensitive to ESD and special care should be taken around them. Below are some of the prevention methods employed to prevent damage: Use grounding straps when working on the inside of a computer . Grounding straps are connected to a technicians wrist and you can
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2010 for the course CIT 601 taught by Professor Reems during the Spring '10 term at University of Tennessee.

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