Health and safety issues related to using computer

HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES OF USING COMPUTER

Health Issues

RSI - Repetetive Strain Injuries
ISSUE
REMEDIES
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Pain in the fore arm and wrist. This is caused by prolonged use of mouse or typing
Take regular break from work
Cubital tunnel syndrome (Cell phone elbow)- Affects elbow)
Take regular break from work, Give support for elbow while typing and using mouse
Dry-Eye : Looking at the computer screen for long time causes reduced blinking of eye lids and thus drying of eye balls
Take regular breaks, Use anti-glare screen over monitor, Take break and look at a far away object to relax eyes

 

 

Posture Related Problems

ISSUE
REMEDIES
Neck pain and Lower back pain - This is caused by sitting in front of computer for long time.
Take regular break, get up and walk around Use ergonomically designed chair Maintain correct posture Position keyboard, mouse and monitor

 

 Safety Issues

SAFETY ISSUE
REMEDIES
Electrocution
  • Do not overload electrical sockets.
  • Workers must not take drinks to table where there are electrical equipments.
  • All electrical equipment must be away from water
Fire
  • Caused by overheating parts of computer
  • There must be plenty of CO2 fire extinguishers
  • Fire exits must be clear and not blocked by anything
  • All electrical equipment must be kept away from water supplies
Tripping Hazard
  • Cabling must not trail on the floor.
  • Additional equipment must be situated where it will not cause trailing of cables
Danger caused by heavy equipment falling
  • Benching must be sturdy enough to withstand the weight of hardware and equipment.
  • Avoid keeping one equipment over another

 

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