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Introduction to Lab Procedures and Tool Use

Chapter Description

This sample chapter from IT Essentials Companion Guide v6, 6th Edition, covers basic safety practices for the workplace, hardware and software tools, and the disposal of hazardous materials. Safety guidelines help protect individuals from accidents and injury. They also help to protect equipment from damage. Some of these guidelines are designed to protect the environment from contamination caused by improperly discarded materials.


Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are safe working conditions and procedures?

  • What procedures help protect equipment and data?

  • What procedures help to properly dispose of hazardous computer components and related material? What tools and software are used with personal computer components and what is their purpose?

  • What is proper tool use?

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