OSHA: Hazard Communication Quiz!

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OSHA: Hazard Communication Quiz! - Quiz

Are you familiar with hazard communication? Would you like to try this quiz? This test is a strictly true or false quiz. According to OSHA, it would help if you recognized how many workers are estimated to be exposed to one or more chemical hazards. What is a precautionary statement, and what are the four types of precautionary statements, and do chemicals have both physical and health hazard potentials. Protect yourself by taking this quiz and learning more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    OSHA estimates that about 32 million workers work with and are potentially exposed to one or more chemical hazards. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A statement describing the nature of the chemical hazard is called a Precautionary Statement. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The HCS uses a downstream flow of information to ensure the dissemination of chemical information to everyone covered by HCS. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    There are four types of Precautionary Statements used on labels: Prevention, Response, Storage, and Disposal. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The HCS does not apply to consumer products when used in the workplace in the same manner as that of a normal household consumer. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Employers must establish and implement a written hazard communication program. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Chemicals have both physical and health hazard potentials. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Some of the physical hazards of chemicals include: Explosive, Flammable, and Unstable. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Chemical labels must have a Signal Word to alert employees of a potential hazard and its relative level of severity. The two signal words used are Danger and Caution. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A chemical is considered a carcinogen if it has been shown to cause cancer. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Pure water is neutral, has a pH balance of 7 and can neutralize/weaken both bases and acids. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A chemical that is not corrosive, but which causes a reversible inflammatory effect at the site of contact is considered toxic. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Employees are exposed to chemicals through three primary routes: contact, inhalation and swallowing. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Ingesting chemicals usually happens when an employee doesn't wash their hands before eating. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A pictogram is a composition which is intended to convey specific information about the hazards of a chemical. OSHA has mandated eight specific pictograms to be used on chemical labels. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The SDS is a standardized, 16-section, detailed information bulletin prepared by the manufacturer or importer of a chemical that describes the chemical. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    SDSs must be printed in English and Spanish.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Manufacturers and importers have up to one year to update SDSs after learning of new or significant information regarding the chemical hazard potential. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    PPE is usually an optional step for employees in dealing with hazardous chemicals. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Any employee is qualified to help with the clean-up of a chemical leak or spill. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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