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The monitor screen should be positioned at right angles to the window to avoid glare. Back-ups must be done regularly - per your IT administrator’s recommendations.
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Stacking & Storage Light objects must be stored on top (high) and heavy objects in the bottom (low) - in filing cabinets, shelves, cabinets, and other displays. Boxes, files, and other heavy articles must not be stacked on top of cabinets, shelves, or window sills. Keep walkways clear, and fire fighting equipment unobstructed. Do not store unnecessary items in an office area. RPS Office Safety
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Office Lighting & Illumination Adjust lighting to prevent eye strain. Eliminate glare and reflection. See your physician for a routine eye & vision examination Take a 5-minute break from computer work at least once an hour; look away from your monitor and focus the eyes on both near and far objects. RPS Office Safety
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Electrical Safety Be aware of electrical hazards? Injury: electrical shock & burns Fire Reporting electrical problems & faults Report all electrical problems & concerns to your supervisor, to the Building Proctor, and to Area Maintenance. RPS Office Safety
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Electrical Cords, Cables, Multi-plug Power Strips Loose cords & cables can cause: Tripping hazards Electrical injuries Always control cables & cords People can trip on protruding cables and pull expensive equipment from tables onto feet & legs. National Safety Council reports >4,000 such injuries annually Houston, TX: 12 reported fatalities from falling TV’s in 2006 Never use excessive cords or devices in your office. Never overload the electrical circuits. Never “piggyback” multi -plug power strips. Electrical Safeguarding RPS Office Safety
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No unauthorized person may tamper with any electrical appliance, circuit breaker panel, or distribution board. Do not overload electrical outlets. If you need additional outlets, submit a Work Request to Physical Plant’s Work Request Center. If an electrical cable, cord, or outlet becomes warm to the touch, it must be disconnected and reported without delay. Only a licensed electrician is allowed to modify the electrical system. Cables and extension cords should not be run unprotected beneath carpeting, nor should they span walkways without being secured in an approved encapsulation device or cover. RPS Office Safety
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Electrical Safeguarding Do not use taped joints or splices to connect cables, as they do not have sufficient insulation or protection from liquids. Do carry out your own visual inspections of plugs and leads, and have them repaired as necessary. Look out for: Physical damage to cables, cords, plugs, outlets, etc.
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