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Capacitor Be sure to discharge capacitors or turn the equipment over to qualified personnel for servicing. Similarly, exercise caution when working with the DC converter in a laptop display. ESD and High Voltage Exercise great care when working with electricity. ESD wrist straps not only protect components, but can reduce the chance of accidental electrical shock. Properly ground yourself before working with components. Do not use an ESD wrist strap when working with monitors, power supplies, laptop LCD panels, or other high-voltage components. You should be especially careful when wearing jewelry, because it readily conducts electricity and could cause burns or even electrocution. Peripherals Peripherals can present a safety hazard to you. Do not use a regular multimeter or other electrical testing equipment to measure charge inside a monitor. Never clean the monitor's glass with a liquid solvent while the monitor is powered on. Some studies suggest that laser printers emit tiny particles which could be dangerous when inhaled. As a precaution, do not locate laser printers immediately next to desks, and keep the area ventilated. Avoid handling leaky batteries. The leaking electrolytes can be harmful if they get into your eyes. Never look into the end of a fiber optic networking cable. Laser light can damage your eyes. Thermal Components such as the CPU heat sink and fan, the printing head of a dot matrix printer, or components inside a laser printer can be hot. After turning off a computer, allow components to cool sufficiently before servicing to prevent burns. Physical Make sure the room and the building are properly set up to ensure your safety. Keep work areas and floors clear of clutter to help prevent accidents. Do not route cables across the floor in pathways. This can lead to tripping accidents, and could also result in worn cables. Provide adequate ventilation in any enclosure to remove toxic fumes. Protect yourself from airborne particles by using an air filter mask. Wear safety goggles. Replace worn or frayed power cords. Lifting Be careful when lifting heavy objects. Bend your knees and keep your back straight, using your legs to lift objects. If your job requires frequently lifting, wear a back brace for added protection. Use carts and other tools when moving heavy objects for any significant distance. If necessary, ask for help when lifting or moving heavier objects.
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Follow the weight limitation guidelines defined by your employer. Fire Every room in which you work should be fire suppressed. At a minimum, you should have a Class C fire extinguisher available to you. A Class C fire extinguisher is made for electrical fires.
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