Construction Safety Standards - Material Handling

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Construction Safety Standards - Material Handling

This quiz is designed to test employees on their understanding of safety and material handling.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is covered under material handling?
    • A. 

      Lifting

    • B. 

      Loading

    • C. 

      Packing/ Unpacking

    • D. 

      Storage

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Scenario: A load is light enough to lift alone, and you can lift it without straining.  You feel you can get it to the destination but it is very hard to see around the load. You should:
    • A. 

      Leave the load and do something else

    • B. 

      Ask for help with lifting the load

    • C. 

      Carry it by yourself to get it done

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    When should gloves be used while lifting?
    • A. 

      When the job site safety plan requires

    • B. 

      When the material is heated or cooled

    • C. 

      When the material has sharp edges

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Gloves are never required

  • 4. 
    What is the purpose of ergonomics?
    • A. 

      Another way to keep you busy

    • B. 

      A way to make work less comfortable

    • C. 

      Designing a task to fit the worker

    • D. 

      A way to improve productivity

    • E. 

      Both C and D

  • 5. 
    How can stretching help with working and lifting?
    • A. 

      Relaxes tendons and joints for added mobility

    • B. 

      Prevents strain from quick movements

    • C. 

      Increases overall health of employee

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 6. 
    What can be done to protect against Hand/Arm vibrations?
    • A. 

      Wear Gloves

    • B. 

      Rotate Crew Members

    • C. 

      Periodic Breaks

    • D. 

      Proper training on tool use

    • E. 

      Nothing, you have to live with it.

  • 7. 
    If your load isn’t too heavy twisting while lifting can’t harm you?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Where should loads be located on forklifts?
    • A. 

      On the edge of the forks to increase speed

    • B. 

      On the middle of forks for added balance

    • C. 

      As close to the mast as possible to prevent tipping

  • 9. 
    How often should rigging be inspected?
    • A. 

      Quarterly

    • B. 

      Monthly

    • C. 

      Before each use

    • D. 

      Weekly

  • 10. 
    Should this sling be used for lifting?
    • A. 

      Yes it's fine.

    • B. 

      Maybe, if the load isn't too heavy.

    • C. 

      No, use a different one.

  • 11. 
    Does the Pacific Structures District allow chain rigging for general use?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    This is a storage cabinet for flammables. What isn't in compliance? 
    • A. 

      Everything looks fine

    • B. 

      There are cardboard boxes

    • C. 

      Materials are too close to one another

    • D. 

      There are empty canisters

  • 13. 
    Synthetic slings cannot be used for general hoisting purposes. Synthetic slings can only be used if wire rope slings are not suitable for a unique hoisting condition. If synthetic slings are used for hoisting, then the following procedure shall be followed. (Pick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Specific Job Hazard Analysis for the lift

    • B. 

      A detailed rigging plan with sketches and details outlined in our Synthetic Sling Guidelines

    • C. 

      A designated knowledgeable rigger

    • D. 

      A reason wht wire rope cannot be used

    • E. 

      Job Supt. Approval