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Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace

Article By: Donnovan Huey

As a web developer you uphold rights and responsibilities while on the job. It is crucial that you recognize all the safety hazards for not only your safety but the safety of others. You show always: Be aware and spot the hazard; this includes frayed electrical cords and improperly stacked boxes. Also always assess the risk; by deciding how hazardous the risk is and how harmful it could potentially be. It is your employer’s responsibility to handle the hazard but you could take care of the problem yourself at times. This includes elimination, substation, isolation, or even safeguards to monitor and control the hazard. Some times it requires more than one method to eliminate exposure to the hazard.

 

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is a key factor at work. Over time not maintaining proper positions could cause Musculoskeletal disorders. Any worker in any environment could possibly be exposed to these due to lack of ergonomics.

This includes :  lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy objects, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. The repetition of these events increase the chance of injury every occurrence.

Article By: Donnovan Huey

 

The History of Video Games

The history of video games goes all the way to the early 1970s. The first video game console was introduced, known as the Atari. Which was based off the second generation video gaming device known as arcade games. Furthermore, there were more companies to arise making video games. Such as Xbox, Sega, Sony, and even Nintendo. Console wars began to emerge as well, company mascots competing against one another as well as the console itself.

Below is a well more defined, brief presentation on The History of Video Games:

 

Powerpoint History of videogames

Article By: Donnovan Huey

 

CopyRight and Fair Use

There are four factors that are considered when copyright turns into fair use.

  • the purpose and character of your use
  • the nature of the copyrighted work
  • the amount and substantiality of the portion taken, and
  • the effect of the use upon the potential market.

 

The first factor is judged by whether the use is for an educational purpose or one that is commercial. The second factor is judged by the qualities of the work. Such as art have strict protection upon. The nature could also relate to the work being educational purposed although it may be used for commercial use. The third factor is judged by how much of the copyrighted work is utilized. The more of it the less likely it will be considered fair use. The final factor is determined by  whether or not the copyrighted material receives less income due to the “free fair use.”

 

Article By: Donnovan Huey

 

Delete Your Resume!

The traditional resume has been around for many years. A one page overview on your work; some may see it as a paper fulfilled with words therefore they won’t spend too much time looking at it. So why not replace your resume with an online portfolio?

As the world begins to shift into a more technology based environment , papers are being left behind leaving nothing but the digital trace. As subjective as this claim may be, online portfolios are far more appealing than the traditional resume. Its different… it will really make your employer look over your past work experience rather than skim through 100 resume papers. The better the employer can visualize your achievements the higher chance they will assume you are the correct asset for the company.

Article By: Donnovan Huey

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