Lesson #2: Activities

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Lesson #2: Activities

  1. 1. LESSON #2Name:      Date:      Activity #1LOOK AT THE PICTURE AND DECIDE IF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS DESCRIBED IN CONNECTION TO THEWORKSTATION ARE APPROPRIATE OR NOT FOR YOUR HEALTH 1 1. Dull lights 2 2. No 3 4 contrast between the screen and the background ---------------------- 3. No glare on the screen ---------------------- 4. No space to alter position ----------------------
  2. 2. Activity #2Read the text: Working with Computers. Now, express in Spanish different characteristics the followingequipment should have: • THE DISPLAY1.      2.      3.       • THE KEYBOARD1.      2.      3.       • THE WORK SURFACE1.      2.      3.       • THE WORK CHAIR1.       • THE WORKSTATION/ENVIRONMENT1.      2.      3.      
  3. 3. Activity #3Many computer users suffer serious back problems. This is probably due to a poor posture or an awkward positionwhile sitting at a computer. Maintaining a good posture can help defeat back pain.Label the two diagrams below “GOOD POSTURE” and “BAD POSTURE”. ------------------ ------------------Read the text Working with Computers again and find out four ways that can help to reduce the risk of backproblems when using a computer. Express your ideas in Spanish.1.      2.      3.      4.      
  4. 4. Activity #4Choose the correct title for each of the following paragraphs.SPACE - ELECTRICAL SAFETY - KEYBOARDS - HEAT AND LIGHT - COMFORT - NOISE - PERSONAL SAFETY -SEATING - MONITORS------------------Users should be positioned with easy access to equipment. Users should be able to adjust position, in relation tothe equipment. Users should take short breaks from computer work throughout the day, such as a 10-minutebreak every hour, to allow eyes to re-adjust.------------------Each workstation should have place for peripherals such as papers, books or other materials. Gangways andemergency exits should be kept clear. Workstations should be located away from doorways, corners, andradiators.------------------Chair height should be adjustable, allowing good posture when operating computer equipment. The height & tiltof the back of the chair should be adjustable. Lower arms should be roughly horizontal when working & kneesshould fit comfortably under the desk. Footrests should be available as necessary. Change posture frequently andtake short breaks away from the computer to stretch.------------------They should tilt & swivel to meet individual needs. They should be sited to reduce glare from lights and windows.The top of the screen should be roughly at eye level. Users should be able to control brightness. Regulationsrequire employers to assess and reduce risk, to plan work to allow breaks or changes of activity, to provideinformation and training, and to provide eye tests on request.------------------They may be flat or tilted, and able to be moved to suit users. Wrist-rests may also help between periods oftyping. Do not bend hands up at the wrists when typing. Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a potential risk for anyonetyping with only one or two fingers.------------------Many software packages feature sound as part of their operation. If headphones are used, it is sensible toconsider how these will be stored or hung onto the monitor. In-ear headphones are not recommended forhygiene reasons. Printers are noisy when in the process of printing. If these are located in busy areas, try toconduct large print runs wherever possible.------------------Ideally, the temperature should be between 18° and 24° degrees. Almost all ICT equipment gives off heat. In manycases, this can build up during the day and become quite oppressive for users, and it is not good for theequipment. A thermometer in the room is useful for monitoring the temperature. Ensure the room is wellventilated. Ideally, blinds should be provided to ensure that users do not suffer from glare. If glare is unavoidable,glare guards should be used. Clean screens give better visibility and reduce glare. They should therefore becleaned regularly using appropriate cleaning materials.------------------
  5. 5. When using equipment such as photocopiers, remember that clothing, jewellery and hair can become trapped infast-moving parts. Photocopiers should be located in well-ventilated areas and handling toners and inks orattempting to repair any faults should only be undertaken by designated staff. Dangerous parts should beguarded, and guards must be kept in position when the machine is in use.As always, part of the responsibility for health and safety lies with the individual, but instruction andtraining where possible will minimise risks.------------------It should be maintained regularly. Always leave technical repairs to the experts. Ensure that you have thenecessary CO2 fire extinguishers positioned near any ICT equipment. The location of electrical equipmentdepends on the length of cables and the availability of sockets for telephones, TV aerials and power. It is essentialthat the location of the equipment does not increase the risk of danger to equipment or users.EXTRA ACTIVITYGo to the link that appears below and complete the activitieshttp://www.learninglink.ac.uk/keepfit/index.htm

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