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Recognize and avoid the health hazards of IT

IT pros are more susceptible to work-related health risk than many other occupations. Read about what you should look out for and what you can do about it.

IT pros are more susceptible to work-related health risk than many other occupations. Read about what you should look out for and what you can do about it.

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Regular readers of this blog know that in the last couple of months we've touched upon some health hazards of IT. But those were mostly voluntary risks, like overeating and smoking. Not to scare you, but there are a host of other threats to your health if you're an IT pro.

In a just-released TechRepublic special report, you can learn about other IT-related risks, like repetitive stress injuries, illness resulting from contact with user-borne viruses, eye strain, severe dust allergies, and possible exposure to toxic substances. The special report covers some of the health and safety risks you may encounter, along with measures that you (and your company) can take to reduce or eliminate those risks.

Download the free TechRepublic special report Is IT hazardous to your health? and check it out for yourself.

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Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

3 comments
lccurtis1
lccurtis1

Seems to be looking for someeone with a degree in Computer Science from the late 80's early 90's because math sciences played a large part in obtaining a computer science degree. I know this because I got my degree in 1992 from Univ of Maryland. The CS degree format has change since then to where most youngsters don't know about the previous requirements

LarryD4
LarryD4

But I have to add a hazard to the list that I am sure is not good for you. My first ever IT job was as a IBM 3800 Laser Printer Operator. Those were the big as a room high speed mainframe printers. The toner cartridge was huge and no matter how you tried when you pulled the seal you ended up with a large cloud of toner in the room. So even after that first job, I can't imagine how much toner I have enhaled over my IT career. That can't be good for you.

techidea
techidea

Isn't excessive use of mouse also harmful? then why should I click so many times to actually read the article. simply not worth the effort !

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