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Occupational Safety and Health

is a planned system of working to prevent


illness and injury where you work by
recognizing and identifying hazards and
risks.
HAZARD
is a situation in the workplace that has the
potential to harm the health and safety of
people or to damage plant and equipment
anything that could hurt you or someone
else.
Three steps to manage health and
safety at work:
1. Spot the Hazard (Hazard Identification)
2. Assess the Risk (Risk Assessment)
3. Make the Changes (Risk Control)
Common hazards encountered by
computer technicians and users
Physical Hazards
Mechanical Hazards
Chemical Hazards
Electric Shock Hazard
CRT monitor high voltage hazards


PHYSICAL HAZARDS
-are conditions or situations that
can cause the body physical harm
or intense stress.
-can be both natural and human
made elements
MECHANICAL HAZARDS
-a harmful or danger posing
situation that involves
machines mostly in a
working environment
MECHANICAL HAZARDS
-these hazards are common in
work industries like, mining,
manufacturing, agriculture
and construction.
CHEMICAL HAZARDS
-Exist in the form of gases, dust, corrosives,
vapor and liquids. These chemicals can
become dangerous to persons, when inhaled or
absorbed through the skin.
-Can cause breathing problems, skin irritation
or burns.
To protect workers from chemical hazards,
employers need to supply their employees with
protective clothing.
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARDS
- occur upon contact of a
(human) body part with any
source of electricity that causes
a sufficient current through
the skin, muscles, or hair
CRT monitor high voltage hazards

- Electric shock, burn
- TESDA NC II Computer Servicing also requires to learn about the Computer Hardware
Servicing Safety and Precautions. The only danger to you in most of these devices is the
AC line connection. Before you plug in the unit with any covers removed, make note and
cover up any exposed AC line connections. The rest of the circuitry is low voltage and
while you can destroy your equipment by your actions, you should be fairly safe. The
following SafetyGuidelines are included for your survival when working on line connected
or high voltage equipment.


Don't work alone - in the event of an emergency another person's presence may be
essential.
Always keep one hand in your pocket when anywhere around a powered line-connected
or high voltage system.
Wear rubber bottom shoes or sneakers.
Don't wear any jewelry or other materials that could accidentally contact circuitry and
conduct current, or get caught in moving parts. (Bracelets, long necklaces)
Don't attempt repair work when you are tired. Not only will you be more careless, but
your primary diagnostic tool - deductive reasoning - will not be operating at full
capacity.
Finally, never assume anything without checking it out for yourself! Don't take
shortcuts!
END OF LESSON 3