Be Prepared Before Buying SoftwareWritten by Christopher Curtis
Before you go to store to buy software write down your computers specifications. You'll need type and speed of processor. How much ram your computer has. What kind of video card? How much disk space is available? Usually, these things are easy to find on your computer.
On Windows you can navigate to "Programs >Accessories >System Tools." Then click on "System Information" and you should see a summary containing your computers operating system, processor, and memory information. Next click on plus sign to expand "Components" category. There under "Display" you will find your computers video card specifications. You may also need to know what kind of sound card is installed. Select "Sound Device" to see name and manufacturer of this device. Under "Storage" you can select Drives to check how much available disk space you have. This will be labeled "free Space." Other information you may need, depending on type of program, are network and modem specs.
Once You have selected a piece of software make sure that it is compatible with your computer. Most software programs come on CDs now and will include their minimum requirements somewhere on packaging. They may require that you have a special video card or adapter. It may require that you have a particular type of processor, so make sure that your computers processor is equal or better. Make sure you have enough ram to run program. Usually, they will give a minimum and a recommended amount, but I have always found that it is best to go with recommended amount.
Industrial SafetyWritten by Jim Staller
Industrial safety is important for all employees on a daily basis and working in an area without safety awareness may result in serious bodily harm or possibly even death. Industrial safety is a key factor in running a company and there are many aspects to consider when providing overall safety for your employees. You must ensure that employees have special equipment and procedures to ensure eye safety, ear safety, head protection, fire prevention and respiratory protection. Here are ways to ensure you (or your employees) are protected in each of these areas.
Eye Safety – Any injury to eye can be very serious and possibly cause permanent eye damage to victim. It is important to make sure your eyes are covered at all times by wearing goggles or other forms of eyewear. Make sure goggles you are wearing provide protection around sides of your eyes as well, otherwise flying debris may come in through side and puncture your eye.
Ear Safety – Ear safety is important because without it, our ear drums would be severely damaged from loud noises constantly occurring in workplace. Ear plugs and ear muffs are most common forms of ear protection, however there are other alternatives as well, such as disposable hearing bands. By wearing these pieces of equipment, you are not only protecting yourself from loud noises, but also from flying debris which may enter ear and possibly cause infection.
Head Protection – Protecting your head is easy and can end up saving you a lot of pain if an unwanted situation does occur. Wearing protective head gear can be as simple as putting on a helmet or hard hat before entering a location where there may be falling objects. Head injuries may result in brain damage, but you can significantly decrease chance of serious injury by wearing head protection.