# Know About Your Safety - Basic Safety Quiz 7

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Through several years of investigating accidents and research in the field of accident reconstruction, leaders in the field of occupational accident prevention have concluded that there are specific reasons why accidents occur. They found that worker safety is dependent on worker behavior and human factors. Know About Your Safety in this Basic Safety Quiz

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• 1.

### Never use a(n) ____________ ladder anywhere near electrical current.

• A.

Fiberglass

• B.

Aluminum

• C.

Wooden

• D.

Straight

Correct Answer
B. Aluminum
Explanation
Aluminum is a good conductor of electricity, so using an aluminum ladder near electrical current can be extremely dangerous. It increases the risk of electric shock or electrocution. To ensure safety, it is recommended to use a non-conductive material like fiberglass or wooden ladder when working near electrical sources. A straight ladder refers to the type of ladder and is not directly related to electrical safety.

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• 2.

### If you lean a straight  ladder against the top of a 16-ft wall, the abse of the ladder should be ______ feet from the base of the wall.

• A.

3

• B.

4

• C.

5

• D.

6

Correct Answer
B. 4
Explanation
When leaning a straight ladder against a wall, the base of the ladder should be placed a distance away from the base of the wall that is equal to the height of the wall. In this case, the wall is 16 feet tall, so the base of the ladder should be 16 feet away from the base of the wall. Therefore, the correct answer is 4.

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• 3.

### With a one-person step ladder, it is safe to _________ /

• A.

Stand on the top step

• B.

Climb of the back of it

• C.

Stand on the rear braces

• D.

Lock the spreaders in the fully open position

Correct Answer
D. Lock the spreaders in the fully open position
Explanation
Locking the spreaders in the fully open position ensures that the ladder is stable and secure. This prevents the ladder from collapsing or folding while in use, reducing the risk of accidents or falls. By locking the spreaders, the ladder's stability is maximized, allowing the person to safely climb and work on it.

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• 4.

### Never use a scaffold with a(n) __________ tag.

• A.

Blue

• B.

Red

• C.

Orange

• D.

Yellow

Correct Answer
B. Red
Explanation
A scaffold is a temporary structure used in construction or maintenance work. When using a scaffold, it is important to ensure safety and stability. The given question suggests that there is a specific tag that should not be used with a scaffold. The correct answer, "red," could imply that using a red tag with a scaffold is not recommended. This could be because red tags are commonly used to indicate items that are defective or out of service, and using a red tag with a scaffold could imply that the scaffold is not safe or should not be used.

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• 5.

### A scaffold must be equipped with top rails, mid-rails, and toeboards if it is more than ____________ feet high.

• A.

5

• B.

7

• C.

10

• D.

12

Correct Answer
C. 10
Explanation
A scaffold must be equipped with top rails, mid-rails, and toeboards if it is more than 10 feet high. This is because these safety measures are necessary to prevent workers from falling off the scaffold and ensure a safe working environment. The top rails and mid-rails provide a barrier to prevent workers from accidentally falling off the scaffold, while the toeboards help to prevent tools and materials from falling off and potentially causing injury to workers below. Therefore, it is important to have these safety features in place for scaffolds that are taller than 10 feet.

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