37.4. Office/Shop Computer and Automatic Data Processing Equipment (ADPE)

37.4.1. Are hazards engineered out, isolated, guarded against or a safer chemical used whenever
possible before considering the use of PPE? (Reference 37.1.1)

37.4.2. Are electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive equipment computers, printers and data
processing equipment protected as needed to prevent damage from static electricity? (Reference

37.4.3. Do supervisors prohibit eating and drinking in hazardous work areas? (Reference 37.2.2)

37.4.4. Is sufficient cooling air available for computers, printers and related equipment? (Reference

37.4.5. Is the area around computers, printers and related equipment kept clean to prevent buildup of
paper and other materials which could pose a fire hazard or restrict cooling airflow and cause
excessive temperatures which could damage equipment or pose a fire hazard? (Reference 37.2.3)

37.4.6. Are cooling fans, filters and heat sinks in computers, printers and related equipment checked
at least annually, by qualified personnel, for lint and dust buildup which could cause overheating or
fire? (Reference 37.2.4)

37.4.7. Are cords and cables placed such that they do not pose a fire hazard or a tripping hazard to
personnel? (Reference 37.2.5)

37.4.8. Are used laptop batteries disposed of IAW direction from the installation Environmental
Management office? (Reference 37.2.7)

37.4.9. Are power taps and extension cords prohibited from use with high current items, such as
coffee makers, microwave ovens, heaters, food preparation equipment, etc.? (Reference 37.2.8)

37.4.10. Does equipment plugged into power taps exceed the capacity of the power tap or facility
wiring? (Reference 37.2.8)

37.4.11. Are all aisle ways within data processing rooms clearly defined and kept free of
obstructions? (Reference 37.3.3)

37.4.12. Are suitable noncombustible containers used for scraps and wastes as they accumulate?
(Reference 37.3.4)

37.4.13. Are building floors, especially raised floors in data processing rooms, kept smooth, clean
and free of obstructions and slippery materials? (Reference

37.4.14. Are floor loading capacities identified and posted? (Reference

37.4.15. Are rooms with conductive floors cleaned and maintained with products which will not
adversely affect the conductivity of the floor? (Reference

37.4.16. Are sub-floors under raised floors in data processing rooms cleaned periodically, but not
less than once every 60 days, unless extended by the FES Flight? (Reference

37.4.17. Is storage prohibited in sub-floor areas? (Reference

37.4.18. Is the area beneath raised floors cleaned if any spilled material penetrates the raised floor?

37.4.19. Are signs prohibiting food or drinks posted at each entrance to data processing rooms and at
each remote terminal location? (Reference 37.3.11)

37.4.20. If supervisors determine food and drink are authorized in data entry equipment rooms, is
such authorization posted in each data entry room or area? (Reference 37.3.11)

37.4.21. Is storage of materials above suspended ceilings prohibited? (Reference 37.3.12)

37.4.22. Are plainly marked emergency control switches installed in all data processing rooms and
located at designated exit doors? (Reference 37.3.13)

37.4.23. Does the FES Flight approve the location, method and quantity of tapes, disk packs and
other data storage media stored in a facility? (Reference 37.3.16)

37.4.24. Are battery-operated emergency lighting units immediately repaired or replaced when
found to be defective or inoperative? (Reference 37.3.21)

37.4.25. Are illuminated exit signs provided for each exit and passageway? (Reference 37.3.22)

37.4.26. Has a survey of each data processing facility been completed by the installation CE to
determine if a water hazard exists? (Reference

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.