This chapter covers basic safety practices for the workplace, hardware and software tools, and the disposal of hazardous materials. Safety guidelines help protect individuals from accidents and injury and protect equipment from damage. Some of these guidelines are designed to protect the environment from contamination by discarded materials. Stay alert to situations that could result in injury or damage to equipment. Warning signs are designed to alert you to danger. Always watch for these signs and take the appropriate action according to the warning given.
After completing this chapter, you will meet these objectives:
Some of the important concepts to remember from this chapter:
Safety while repairing the computer
Cisco Lab Safety Overview
Chapter 2 Review Practice Quiz (ProProfs)
- Computer Safety Procedures - please keep in mind these safety precautions are for computer repair and cleaning:
Never spray cleaning
liquids directly unto any part of your computer. Why?
Do not spray canned
compressed air with the can upside down. Why?
Do not touch any internal
cpu component without wearing an anti-static wrist band or using an anti-static
Do not use a standard
vacuum to clean inside your computer. Why?
Do not attempt to clean the
inside of a computer monitor. Why?
Unplug the computer monitor
and allow it to cool before cleaning. Why?
Do not leave a computer
plugged in while cleaning unless you are certain there is not a
"wake" feature that could activate. Why?
Do not touch an lcd screen
with your fingers. Why?
Do not use an unapproved
liquid to clean your lcd screen. Why?
Clean up the general area
surrounding your computer before beginning. Why?