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General Safety MCQ! - Quiz


Safety is an essential aspect of working on the job, especially working in construction or a factory. For this quiz, you should be mindful of what you need to wear to protect your eyes, how to protect your hands from splinters, hot or sharp metal, and chemicals, and why it is essential to keep the shop clean and organized. You should protect yourself by learning how to work in a safe environment, take the quiz.


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  • 1. 

    Protect(s) your eyes from flying particles when cutting, grinding, or sawing

    • A.

      Welding helmet

    • B.

      visor

    • C.

      Safety glasses

    • D.

      Dust mask

    Correct Answer
    C. Safety glasses
    Explanation
    Safety glasses are designed to protect the eyes from flying particles when engaging in activities such as cutting, grinding, or sawing. They provide a barrier between the eyes and any potential hazards, preventing particles from entering the eyes and causing injury. Safety glasses are typically made of impact-resistant materials and may feature side shields for additional protection. They are an essential safety tool in many industries and are recommended for anyone working with tools or machinery that produce airborne particles.

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  • 2. 

    Protect(s) the hearing from loud or continuous noise.

    • A.

      Earplugs

    • B.

      Baseball cap

    • C.

      Hard hat

    • D.

      respirator

    Correct Answer
    A. Earplugs
    Explanation
    Earplugs are designed to protect the hearing from loud or continuous noise. They are small, soft devices that can be inserted into the ear canal to reduce the intensity of sound reaching the eardrum. By blocking or reducing the noise levels, earplugs help prevent damage to the delicate structures of the inner ear and maintain the overall health of the auditory system. They are commonly used in noisy environments such as construction sites, concerts, or factories to safeguard against noise-induced hearing loss or other auditory problems.

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  • 3. 

    Protect(s) the hands from splinters, hot or sharp metal, and chemicals.

    • A.

      Rubber boots

    • B.

      Gloves

    • C.

      Respirator

    • D.

      Coveralls

    Correct Answer
    B. Gloves
    Explanation
    Gloves protect the hands from splinters, hot or sharp metal, and chemicals. They act as a barrier between the hands and potential hazards, reducing the risk of injury or harm. Rubber boots, respirators, and coveralls may provide protection for other parts of the body, but gloves specifically safeguard the hands.

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  • 4. 

    Protect(s) your entire face from flying particles or splashes.

    • A.

      Safety glasses

    • B.

      Safety goggles

    • C.

      Clear face shield

    • D.

      . respirator

    Correct Answer
    C. Clear face shield
    Explanation
    A clear face shield is the correct answer because it provides protection for the entire face from flying particles or splashes. Safety glasses and goggles only cover the eyes, while a respirator is used for filtering air and does not provide facial protection. A clear face shield, on the other hand, is a transparent shield that covers the entire face, providing comprehensive protection against flying particles or splashes.

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  • 5. 

    Place oily or greasy rags in covered metal cans.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Oily or greasy rags should be placed in covered metal cans to prevent the risk of fire. Oils and greases can oxidize and generate heat, which can lead to spontaneous combustion. By placing them in covered metal cans, the oxygen supply is limited, reducing the chances of a fire starting. The metal cans also provide an additional layer of protection in case a fire does occur. Therefore, it is important to follow this safety precaution to minimize the risk of fire hazards.

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  • 6. 

    Never work with tools or equipment for which you have not received instruction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to never work with tools or equipment for which you have not received instruction because it can be dangerous and lead to accidents. Without proper knowledge and training, you may not know how to handle the tools correctly, increasing the risk of injury or damage. Following this guideline ensures that you have the necessary skills and understanding to operate the tools safely and effectively.

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  • 7. 

    Put all items in their proper places after use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that after using items, they should be returned to their appropriate places. This promotes organization and ensures that items are readily available for future use. By putting items back in their proper places, it helps to maintain a clean and clutter-free environment, making it easier to find and access items when needed.

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  • 8. 

    Know and observe local safety procedures given by your instructor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because it is important to know and observe local safety procedures given by your instructor. By following these procedures, you can ensure your safety and the safety of others in the local environment. It is crucial to understand and adhere to these guidelines to prevent accidents or injuries and to maintain a secure and controlled environment.

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  • 9. 

    Using worn or broken tools is okay, as long as you are careful.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Using worn or broken tools is not okay, even if you are careful. Worn or broken tools can be dangerous and can lead to accidents or injuries. It is important to use tools that are in good condition to ensure safety and effectiveness.

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  • 10. 

    Remove rings and dangling jewelry and tie back long hair before working in the shop.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Removing rings and dangling jewelry and tying back long hair before working in the shop is a safety precaution. Rings and jewelry can get caught in machinery or equipment, causing injury. Similarly, long hair can also get tangled in machinery and pose a safety risk. Therefore, it is important to remove any potential hazards and secure long hair to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment in the shop.

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  • 11. 

    Keep the shop and work area clean and well organized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Keeping the shop and work area clean and well organized is important for several reasons. Firstly, a clean and organized workspace promotes efficiency and productivity as it allows for easy access to tools, materials, and equipment. It also reduces the risk of accidents and injuries by minimizing clutter and hazards. Additionally, a clean and organized environment creates a positive impression on customers and clients, enhancing the overall professional image of the business. Therefore, it is important to prioritize cleanliness and organization in the shop and work area.

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  • 12. 

    Use fire extinguishers occasionally to make sure they work.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that fire extinguishers should be used occasionally to ensure their functionality. However, this is incorrect. Fire extinguishers should not be used occasionally, but rather should be regularly inspected and maintained according to the manufacturer's instructions. It is important to ensure that fire extinguishers are in working condition at all times, but using them unnecessarily can lead to waste or potential damage. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 13. 

    Be responsible and conduct yourself in a safe manner.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is a general reminder to act responsibly and ensure personal safety. It emphasizes the importance of behaving in a safe manner. The correct answer is "True" because it is indeed important to be responsible and conduct oneself in a safe manner.

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  • 14. 

    Wear appropriate clothing that fits properly.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is important to wear clothing that is suitable and fits well. This is true because wearing appropriate clothing that fits properly can enhance comfort and mobility, prevent accidents or injuries, and contribute to overall confidence and professionalism. Ill-fitting or inappropriate clothing can cause discomfort, restrict movement, and even pose safety risks in certain situations. Therefore, it is essential to choose clothing that is appropriate for the occasion and fits well to ensure comfort, safety, and a positive impression.

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  • 15. 

    Use tools for their specific purpose only.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Use tools for their specific purpose only" is true. This means that tools should be used for the tasks they were designed for, as they are most effective and efficient when used in the intended manner. Using tools for purposes they were not designed for can lead to inefficiency, damage, or even accidents. Therefore, it is important to understand the intended purpose of a tool and use it accordingly to ensure optimal results and safety.

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  • 16. 

    Never touch metal that could be hot.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to never touch metal that could be hot because it can cause burns or injuries. Metal objects such as pans, utensils, or machinery can become extremely hot when exposed to heat sources such as fire or electricity. Touching hot metal can result in painful burns, blisters, or even more serious injuries. Therefore, it is always advisable to exercise caution and avoid touching metal objects that could potentially be hot.

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  • 17. 

    Know the location and proper use of fire extinguishers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to know the location and proper use of fire extinguishers to ensure the safety of oneself and others in case of a fire emergency. Being aware of the location of fire extinguishers allows for quick access during an emergency, while knowing how to properly use them ensures effective fire suppression. This knowledge can help prevent the spread of fires and minimize potential damage or harm.

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  • 18. 

    Use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as eye protection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is important to use appropriate personal protective equipment, specifically eye protection. This implies that there are potential hazards or risks that could cause harm to the eyes, and using eye protection can help prevent or minimize these risks. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 19. 

    Play with your friends only after the shop machinery is turned off.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is safe to play with friends only after the shop machinery is turned off. However, this is not necessarily true as there could still be other potential hazards or dangers present even after the machinery is turned off. It is important to assess the overall safety of the environment before engaging in any activities.

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  • 20. 

    Stay alert to possible hazards.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Stay alert to possible hazards" implies that one should be cautious and aware of potential dangers or risks. This means being observant, paying attention to one's surroundings, and being prepared to take necessary precautions. Therefore, the correct answer is true, as staying alert to possible hazards is an important practice for maintaining safety.

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  • 21. 

    Use proper lifting techniques such as team lift and lift with your back.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that lifting with your back is a proper lifting technique, which is incorrect. Lifting with your back can lead to strain and injury. The correct technique is to lift with your legs and not your back, as it helps distribute the weight evenly and reduces the risk of back injuries. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 22. 

    Injuries from accidents in the shop can be _____.

    • A.

      Painful

    • B.

      Fatal

    • C.

      Disabling

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Injuries from accidents in the shop can be painful, fatal, or disabling. This means that they can cause physical pain, lead to death, or result in long-term impairments or limitations. Therefore, all of the options provided are correct as they accurately describe the potential consequences of accidents in a shop setting.

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  • 23. 

    Keeping the shop clean and organized can prevent injury from _____.

    • A.

      Falling objects

    • B.

      Tripping

    • C.

      Spills

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Keeping the shop clean and organized is important because it can prevent injury from falling objects, tripping, and spills. When objects are properly stored and secured, there is less risk of them falling and causing harm. A clean and clutter-free environment reduces the chances of tripping over objects and helps maintain clear pathways. Additionally, spills can create slippery surfaces that can lead to accidents, so regular cleaning and prompt spill cleanup can prevent injuries. In conclusion, maintaining cleanliness and organization in the shop is crucial for preventing injuries caused by falling objects, tripping, and spills.

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  • 24. 

    _____ is (are) considered hazardous.

    • A.

      Paints

    • B.

      Fuel

    • C.

      Solvents

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Paints, fuel, and solvents are all considered hazardous because they can pose a risk to human health or the environment. Paints often contain toxic chemicals, fuel can be flammable and release harmful fumes, and solvents can be corrosive or toxic. Therefore, all of these substances are considered hazardous and require proper handling and disposal to prevent harm.

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  • 25. 

    Which class of fire is electrical and occurs in or near the equipment such as motors, switchboards, and electrical wiring?

    • A.

      Class A

    • B.

      Class B

    • C.

      Class C

    • D.

      Class D

    Correct Answer
    C. Class C
    Explanation
    Class C fires involve electrical equipment, such as motors, switchboards, and electrical wiring. These fires are caused by electrical malfunctions or short circuits, and can be extremely dangerous as they can lead to electrocution and spread rapidly. It is important to use appropriate fire extinguishers, such as carbon dioxide or dry chemical extinguishers, to safely extinguish Class C fires.

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  • 26. 

    Which class of fire is fueled by flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil, grease, paints, and thinners?

    • A.

      Class A

    • B.

      Class B

    • C.

      Class C

    • D.

      Class D

    Correct Answer
    B. Class B
    Explanation
    Class B fires are fueled by flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil, grease, paints, and thinners. These fires involve substances that are easily ignited and can spread rapidly if not properly controlled. Class B fires require the use of extinguishing agents specifically designed to smother the flames and prevent re-ignition.

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  • 27. 

    Which class of fire occurs in ordinary combustible materials such as wood, rags, and rubbish?

    • A.

      Class A

    • B.

      Class B

    • C.

      Class C

    • D.

      Class D

    Correct Answer
    A. Class A
    Explanation
    Class A fires occur in ordinary combustible materials such as wood, rags, and rubbish. These materials are commonly found in homes, offices, and other everyday environments. Class A fires are characterized by the presence of solid materials that can easily ignite and sustain a fire. This class of fire is the most common and can be extinguished using water, foam, or other suitable extinguishing agents. Class B fires, on the other hand, involve flammable liquids and gases, while Class C fires involve energized electrical equipment. Class D fires involve combustible metals.

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  • 28. 

    Which class of fire is fueled by flammable metal such as magnesium?

    • A.

      Class A

    • B.

      Class B

    • C.

      Class C

    • D.

      Class D

    Correct Answer
    D. Class D
    Explanation
    Class D fires are fueled by flammable metals such as magnesium. These fires can be extremely dangerous and require specialized extinguishing agents, as water or other common firefighting methods can actually exacerbate the situation. Class D fires typically occur in industrial settings where these metals are present, and proper training and equipment are necessary to safely extinguish them.

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  • 29. 

    Students are allowed to drive vehicles into the shop during class with the Instructors permission.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Students are not allowed to drive vehicles into the shop during class, even with the instructor's permission.

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  • 30. 

    OSHA makes sure your work place is a safe place to work. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    OSHA, which stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is a federal agency in the United States that is responsible for ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for employees. They establish and enforce standards, conduct inspections, and provide training and education to employers and workers. Therefore, it can be concluded that OSHA does indeed make sure that the workplace is a safe place to work.

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  • 31. 

    The EPA was formed in 1971?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The EPA, or Environmental Protection Agency, was actually formed in 1970, not 1971. It was created by President Richard Nixon through an executive order in response to growing concerns about environmental pollution and the need for a centralized agency to address these issues. The EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment by enforcing regulations and conducting research on various environmental issues. Therefore, the statement that the EPA was formed in 1971 is incorrect.

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  • 32. 

    To find treatment for a chemical burn look on what was formerly known as the MSDS.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is a document that provides information about the potential hazards of a chemical and instructions for its safe handling and use. It includes information on first aid measures, including treatment for chemical burns. Therefore, it is true that one can find treatment for a chemical burn by referring to the MSDS.

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