You have a number of old computers and laptops that are too old to repair, so you’ve decided to dispose of everything. What source of information can provide you with the details about the disposal process?
B) Federal Communication Commission Rules and Regulations
C) Material Safety Data Sheets
D) Computer reseller web site
E) Crazy Harry
The answer: C) Material Safety Data Sheets
The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires documentation for all hazardous materials. The MSDS provides detailed safety and disposal information for batteries, display devices, chemical solvents, toner, ink, and much more.
Want to know more? Watch “Managing Safety Hazards.”
As technology professionals, we occasionally have to operate in environments where safety hazards may exist. In this module, we’ll show you how to avoid problems with high voltage computer equipment and environmental hazards, and we’ll discuss the best ways to dispose of hazardous materials. More importantly, we’ll show you how to handle accident situations that might occur when working in our high-tech environments.