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

Are hazards engineered out, isolated, guarded against or a safer chemical used whenever possible before considering the use of PPE? AFI 91-203 para. 37.1.1

Are electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive equipment computers, printers and data processing equipment protected as needed to prevent damage from static electricity? AFI 91-203 para. 37.1.4

Do supervisors prohibit eating and drinking in hazardous work areas? AFI 91-203 para. 37.2.2

Is sufficient cooling air available for computers, printers and related equipment? AFI 91-203 37.2.3

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? AFI 91-203 para. 37.2.3

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? AFI 91-203 para. 37.2.4

Are cords and cables placed such that they do not pose a fire hazard or a tripping hazard to personnel? AFI 91-203 Reference 37.2.5

Are used laptop batteries disposed of IAW direction from the installation Environmental Management office? AFI 91-203 para. 37.2.7

Are power taps and extension cords prohibited from use with high wattage items, such as coffee makers, microwave ovens, heaters, food preparation equipment, etc.? AFI 91-203 para. 37.2.8

Does equipment plugged into surge protector exceed the capacity of the surge protector or facility wiring? AFI 91-203 para. 37.2.8

Are all aisle ways within data processing rooms clearly defined and kept free of obstructions? AFI 91-203 para. 37.3.3

Are suitable noncombustible containers used for scraps and wastes as they accumulate? AFI 91-203 para. 37.3.4)

Are building floors, especially raised floors in data processing rooms, kept smooth, clean and free of obstructions and slippery materials? AFI 91-203 para.

Are floor loading capacities identified and posted? AFI 91-203 para.

Are rooms with conductive floors cleaned and maintained with products which will not adversely affect the conductivity of the floor? AFI 91-203 para.

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? AFI 91-203 para.

Is storage prohibited in sub-floor areas? AFI 91-203 para.

Is the area beneath raised floors cleaned if any spilled material penetrates the raised floor? AFI 91-203 para.

Are signs prohibiting food or drinks posted at each entrance to data processing rooms and at each remote terminal location? AFI 91-203 para. 37.3.11

If supervisors determine food and drink are authorized in data entry equipment rooms, is such authorization posted in each data entry room or area? AFI 91-203 para. 37.3.11

Is storage of materials above suspended ceilings prohibited? AFI 91-203 para. 37.3.12

Are plainly marked emergency control switches installed in all data processing rooms and located at designated exit doors? AFI 91-203 para. 37.3.13

Does the FES Flight approve the location, method and quantity of tapes, disk packs and other data storage media stored in a facility? AFI 91-203 para. 37.3.16

Are battery-operated emergency lighting units immediately repaired or replaced when found to be defective or inoperative? AFI 91-203 para. 37.3.21

Are illuminated exit signs provided for each exit and passageway? AFI 91-203 para. 37.3.22

Has a survey of each data processing facility been completed by the installation CE to determine if a water hazard exists? AFI 91-203 para.


Report Routing

Supervisor Signature:


Superintendent Signature:


Commander Signature:


Safety Office Signature:


Wing Commander Signature:


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.