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In the past, Internet safety was mostly about protecting your computer from
, the Internet's vast reach, constantly changing technologies, and growing social nature have made users more vulnerable to
identity theft, privacy violations, and even harassment.
Often the impersonal nature of technology can give us a
false sense of security
has become a significant safety concern.
. Privacy violations can especially affect our
mental and physical well-being
can be easily accessible to anyone online.
. Also, ()tells the search engine to find a specific phrase just how you wrote it
quotes around your search terms
In 1970, Congress passed the
Occupational Safety and Health Act
This act(OSHA) requires
to follow occupational safety and health standards, providing workplaces free from serious recognized hazards.
In order to comply with OSHA, employers should provide
The simple act of sitting at a desk and working on a computer can put
stress and strain on your body
• Head and neck should be
• Head, neck, and trunk should face
• Trunk should be perpendicular to the
• Upper arms and elbow should be
close to the body
• Forearms, wrists, and hands should be
straight and parallel to the floor
• Feet should
rest flat on floor
• Thighs shouldn't be restricted by the
height of the desk
should accomodate your size
knees and wrists should not lie on A
can be used to optimize keyboard and input device positioning. The tray should be large enough to accommodate both the keyboard and input device.
can be used to support wrists and forearms. It should be soft and rounded, yet firm enough to support the weight of your wrists
can be used to position documents. Documents should be placed at or just below eye level and should be close enough to the monitor so there is little head motion when you look at the monitor and the document.
can be used to position your feet properly
can provide support for your lower back.
should be placed within reach. It shouldn't be propped between your ear and shoulder.
• When going from place to place,
, avoid running, and be careful when going through doors. Moving in a controlled fashion decreases the chance of accidents. Never run, jump, or engage in horseplay
• Keep your work area
• Don't touch or use any equipment when
you have not been trained
• If you are asked to use a product that might be hazardous
make sure you know about the hazards and how to protect yourself. Even common cleaning products can contain chemicals that could be hazardous if used improperly.
• Smoke in designated areas only. Thoroughly extinguish all
tobacco products when finished.
• Be aware of flammable materials that can
catch on fire
• Stay away from contact with bodily fluids, such as
blood, saliva and urine
• If your job requires you to lift things
lift with your legs
• Be careful when lifting or stacking items
above your head
• Know what to do during an
• Observe all
cautionary signs in the work place
• If you believe that a job task is unsafe or that something in the environment is unsafe—or if you have any questions about safety
talk to your supervisor immediately.
, if you are injured
• Tell your supervisor immediately.
• Follow the prescribed safety procedure
If a coworker is injured and fails to go to a supervisor
get to your supervisor
If you fail to report an injury to your supervisor,
it could make it difficult to make a worker's compensation claim.
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