Be cautious of hazards
INVOLVING in the field of Information Technology does not mean that we shall only focus on deriving and integrating computer-related operations, programs and systems. It also gives emphasis on how to ensure our protection in order to gain best possible result. The evolution of technology is uprising and conquering the world with a storm. Goodbye to the old good days and welcome to the striking fast future. But as the era moves, there are viruses called hazards that join the ride.
The computer laboratory in our workplace where our successes and downfalls happened and are about to happen can become a place we can call home. There are certain viruses that are already there. But what are they?
Specialists are troubled because of radiation from video displays. As we excess our efforts and burn our time on encoding our system plans and programs on the computer, we do not realize that aside from the hardships that we face there is also the virus that confronts us – radiation.
The video display discharges Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radiation, although it is still uncertain. What are the effects of ELF radiation on the biological issues? One thing is for sure, cells are affected. The fatigue and headache that we sometimes feel while and after exposure on a video display are signs that we have also been exposed to ELF radiation. Knowing this, we have to create a distance away from the video display and use video filters are some safety tips that could help us reduce radiation.
On the other hand, a common cause of fire both in home and workplace is electricity, the electricity that we all use. It might serves as a friend who is always there to help us, but always remember that if we do not handle them carefully, a multi-million computer laboratory can turn into ashes in just a little time.
A high resistance connection is one of the main sources of ignition that could eventually cause fire. These kinds of connection arise when a wire is inadequately connected to a switch. Possibility of fire related incidents might decrease if these safety tips will be followed: ( 1) avoid electrical overloading, (2) unplug equipment after use, (3) check wirings for leaks, (4) change or repair frayed wirings, (5) keep away flammable materials from your equipment, and (6) make a routine of checking your equipment. (