Introduction To Theatre Safety Exam

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Introduction To Theatre Safety Exam - Quiz

The following questions deal with theatre safety and the groups in charge of overseeing safety rules in the workplace.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Congress established OSHA to oversee safety regulations and protect employees.The acronyme OSHA stands for:

    • A.

      Our Safest Health Administration

    • B.

      On Stage House Access

    • C.

      Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    • D.

      Official Safety and Health Administration

    • E.

      Occupational Stage and House Administration

    Correct Answer
    C. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    Explanation
    OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It was established by Congress to oversee safety regulations and protect employees. The other options, "Our Safest Health Administration," "On Stage House Access," "Official Safety and Health Administration," and "Occupational Stage and House Administration," do not accurately represent the purpose or name of the organization.

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  • 2. 

    Employers must comply with three basic safety regulations.   Identify the "FALSE" regulation in the following.

    • A.

      Employers must have written health and safety guidelines, and communicate the program to all employees.

    • B.

      Employers must inventory all chemicals on the worksite, obtain MSDSs and make them available to all employees.

    • C.

      Employers must have a written exercise program for all employees.

    • D.

      Employers must have a formal training program to protect all employees from harm.

    Correct Answer
    C. Employers must have a written exercise program for all employees.
    Explanation
    The false regulation is that employers must have a written exercise program for all employees. This is not a basic safety regulation that employers must comply with. The other three options are valid safety regulations that employers must follow, including having written health and safety guidelines, inventorying chemicals and providing MSDSs, and having a formal training program to protect employees from harm.

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  • 3. 

    What are "Right To Know" laws?

    • A.

      Your right to know the other people working on your assignment.

    • B.

      Your right to have access to your work evaluations.

    • C.

      Your rright to know what harmful chemicals are on the worksite and how to protect yourself from harm.

    • D.

      Your right to know how much profit the company is making from your work.

    Correct Answer
    C. Your rright to know what harmful chemicals are on the worksite and how to protect yourself from harm.
    Explanation
    "Right to Know" laws refer to legislation that grants individuals the right to access information about potentially hazardous substances present in their workplace. These laws aim to ensure transparency and provide employees with the necessary knowledge to protect themselves from harm. By knowing what harmful chemicals are on the worksite, workers can take appropriate safety measures and prevent accidents or health issues. This answer correctly identifies the purpose of "Right to Know" laws, emphasizing the importance of knowing about workplace hazards and how to safeguard oneself.

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  • 4. 

    Officially, OSHA regulaions apply only to the following group:

    • A.

      All theatre workers who collect a fee.

    • B.

      All employees who have deductions taken out from their paychecks.

    • C.

      All volunteers who work less then 20 hours per week.

    • D.

      All interns who are receiving college credit.

    • E.

      All apprentice who hope to make it in the "big time".

    Correct Answer
    B. All employees who have deductions taken out from their paychecks.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all employees who have deductions taken out from their paychecks." This is because OSHA regulations apply to employees who have deductions taken out from their paychecks, as they are considered to be officially employed and have a formal employment relationship with the organization. The other options, such as theatre workers, volunteers, interns, and apprentices, may not have the same formal employment status and may not be covered by OSHA regulations.

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  • 5. 

    Supervisor must protect themselves by following four strict OSHA guidelines. Identify the mandate NOT included in these guidelines.

    • A.

      Follow OSHA regulations

    • B.

      Provide a clean and safe environment for all workers

    • C.

      Post reports and pictures of previous accidents

    • D.

      Teach and enforce safe work practices

    • E.

      Train all workers properly

    Correct Answer
    C. Post reports and pictures of previous accidents
    Explanation
    The mandate NOT included in these guidelines is to post reports and pictures of previous accidents. This is because the other guidelines focus on proactive measures such as following OSHA regulations, providing a clean and safe environment, teaching and enforcing safe work practices, and training all workers properly. Posting reports and pictures of previous accidents may not necessarily contribute to protecting the supervisor themselves, but rather serves as a means of sharing information and raising awareness among workers.

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  • 6. 

    When calling by phone for emergency assistance which of the following is NOT necessary?

    • A.

      Your name

    • B.

      Location of the problem, including the buildings name and room number

    • C.

      Time and date

    • D.

      Description of emergency

    • E.

      Phone number and safe location for further contact

    Correct Answer
    C. Time and date
    Explanation
    When calling for emergency assistance, providing the time and date of the incident is not necessary. The emergency services prioritize responding to the location and nature of the emergency, as well as the caller's contact information and a safe location for further communication. The time and date may be recorded automatically by the emergency services, but they are not essential for immediate response and assistance.

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  • 7. 

    In an emergency requiring evacuation of the building, pull a fire alarm signal AND (identify the best single answer)

    • A.

      Check to be sure that all fire extinguishers are in corect locations

    • B.

      Follow up with a phone call to activate help if it is safe to do so

    • C.

      Gather all workers to remind them of the emergency plan

    • D.

      Before you leave the work site clean up all materials that may burn

    • E.

      Post a note that work is finished for the day

    Correct Answer
    B. Follow up with a phone call to activate help if it is safe to do so
    Explanation
    In an emergency requiring evacuation of the building, it is important to pull a fire alarm signal to alert everyone in the building. However, simply pulling the alarm may not be enough to ensure that help is on the way. Following up with a phone call to activate help is necessary to ensure that emergency services are aware of the situation and can respond promptly. This step should only be taken if it is safe to do so, as personal safety should always be the top priority in an emergency situation.

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  • 8. 

    What common action needs to be taken by everyone when an emergency alarm goes off?

    • A.

      Call all emergency authorites for assistance

    • B.

      Check the location of the alarm device and turn it off

    • C.

      Evacuate the building immediately and close doors behind you as you leave

    • D.

      Locate your immediate supervisor

    • E.

      Make sure all workers are aware of the alarm

    Correct Answer
    C. Evacuate the building immediately and close doors behind you as you leave
    Explanation
    When an emergency alarm goes off, the common action that needs to be taken by everyone is to evacuate the building immediately and close doors behind you as you leave. This is important to ensure the safety of everyone in the building and to prevent the spread of the emergency. Evacuating the building and closing doors can help contain the situation and minimize potential harm. It is crucial to prioritize personal safety and follow evacuation procedures to ensure a swift and orderly evacuation.

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  • 9. 

    Exit passage ways can sometimes be used at storage areas as long as a 10' 12'notice is posted in 3 languages that this is NOT an official exit

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    Exit passage ways cannot be used for storage areas, even if a notice is posted. This is because exit passage ways need to be clear and unobstructed at all times to ensure the safety of occupants in case of an emergency. Using exit passage ways for storage can create a hazard and prevent people from safely exiting the building. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 10. 

    Exit lights can be altered, unplugged, or covered by authority of the shows director

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    Exit lights cannot be altered, unplugged, or covered by the authority of the show's director. Exit lights are a crucial safety feature in any building or venue, and they are regulated by fire safety codes and regulations. These lights must remain visible and functional at all times to guide people to the nearest exit in case of an emergency. Any tampering or obstruction of exit lights can pose serious risks to the safety of the occupants, and it is not within the director's authority to make such changes. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 11. 

    A fire curtain at the proscenium opening separates the audience from what THREE deadly hazards?

    • A.

      Toxic chemicals on the stage floor

    • B.

      Fire

    • C.

      Gasses

    • D.

      Smoke

    • E.

      Falling equipment

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Fire
    C. Gasses
    D. Smoke
    Explanation
    The fire curtain at the proscenium opening serves to separate the audience from three deadly hazards: fire, gases, and smoke. This safety measure is crucial in case of a fire outbreak on the stage, as it prevents the spread of flames, toxic fumes, and smoke towards the audience area. By effectively containing these hazards, the fire curtain helps protect the audience from potential harm and allows for a safer environment in the event of a fire emergency.

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  • 12. 

    The purpose of the smoke doors at the top of the proscenium theater is:

    • A.

      To expel gas and smoke that rises to the top of the stage house during a fire

    • B.

      To allow the stage crew working on the fly rails an exit through the top of the building

    • C.

      To act as a smoke intake for the stage

    • D.

      To let light and smoke in during a power failure

    • E.

      To allow a place for smokers to take a break

    Correct Answer
    A. To expel gas and smoke that rises to the top of the stage house during a fire
    Explanation
    The purpose of the smoke doors at the top of the proscenium theater is to expel gas and smoke that rises to the top of the stage house during a fire. This ensures that the smoke and gas are directed out of the building, preventing it from spreading throughout the theater and potentially endangering the audience and performers. By providing a designated exit for smoke and gas, the doors help to maintain a safe environment in case of a fire incident.

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  • 13. 

    In the event of a theatre fire, the FIRST thing that must be done is:

    • A.

      Locate fire extinguishers and check for the proper code

    • B.

      Make sure all exits are clear of equipment and debris

    • C.

      Make sure you have your car keys

    • D.

      Call for help using either a telephone or fire alarm- or both if it is safe to do so.

    • E.

      Try to put out the fire by yourself.

    Correct Answer
    D. Call for help using either a telephone or fire alarm- or both if it is safe to do so.
    Explanation
    In the event of a theatre fire, the first thing that must be done is to call for help using either a telephone or fire alarm. This is the most crucial step as it ensures that emergency services are alerted and can respond to the situation promptly. Locating fire extinguishers and checking for the proper code, making sure all exits are clear, and having car keys are important actions, but they should be done after calling for help. Trying to put out the fire by oneself can be dangerous and is not recommended.

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  • 14. 

    Never throw water on a flammable liquid or electrical fire (with the power still on).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Throwing water on a flammable liquid or electrical fire can be extremely dangerous. Water can spread the fire or cause an explosion in the case of flammable liquids. In the case of an electrical fire, water conducts electricity and can lead to electrocution. It is important to use the appropriate fire extinguisher or call emergency services to handle these types of fires safely.

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  • 15. 

    Material that will burn, but extinguishes itself after the flame source is removed is called:

    • A.

      Flammable

    • B.

      Flame proof

    • C.

      Flame retardant

    • D.

      Fire hazard

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Flame retardant
    Explanation
    A material that will burn but extinguishes itself after the flame source is removed is called a flame retardant. Flame retardants are designed to slow down or prevent the spread of fire by reducing the flammability of materials. They work by releasing chemicals that interrupt the combustion process or by forming a protective barrier that prevents oxygen from reaching the fuel source. This property makes flame retardants essential in many applications where fire safety is a concern, such as in building materials, textiles, and electronics.

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  • 16. 

    Material that will not burn under any circumstances is called:

    • A.

      Flammable

    • B.

      Flame proof

    • C.

      Flame retardant

    • D.

      Fire hazard

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Flame proof
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "flame proof" because this term refers to material that is resistant to catching fire or burning, even under extreme conditions. It implies that the material will not ignite or support combustion, making it safe to use in situations where fire hazards are a concern. The term "flammable" refers to materials that can easily catch fire, while "flame retardant" refers to materials that are treated to slow down or prevent the spread of fire. "Fire hazard" refers to something that poses a risk of starting a fire.

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  • 17. 

    Written emergency plans are mandated by OSHA and must include information on what to do in in the event of:

    • A.

      Fire

    • B.

      Emergency evacuation

    • C.

      Injury to workers

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    OSHA mandates that written emergency plans must include information on what to do in the event of a fire, emergency evacuation, and injury to workers. This is because these are common emergencies that can occur in the workplace and it is important to have a plan in place to ensure the safety and well-being of employees. By including information on all of these scenarios, the emergency plan can effectively guide employees on the appropriate actions to take in each situation, minimizing potential harm and promoting a safe work environment.

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  • 18. 

    Audience members can be seated in the aisles when the theatre is running a deficit and needs extra money.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Seating audience members in the aisles is a safety hazard and is against fire codes. It is illegal and not allowed in any circumstances, including when the theatre is running a deficit. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 19. 

    All blood and bodily fluids must be considered infectious.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    All blood and bodily fluids must be considered infectious because they can potentially contain pathogens, such as viruses or bacteria, that can cause infections. This includes fluids like saliva, urine, and feces. Treating all bodily fluids as infectious helps to prevent the spread of diseases and ensures proper safety precautions are taken when handling them.

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  • 20. 

    Dust Masks protect the user against inhalation of:

    • A.

      Gases

    • B.

      Vapors

    • C.

      Dust Particles

    • D.

      Smoke

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Dust Particles
    Explanation
    Dust masks are designed to protect the user from inhaling dust particles. They are not effective against gases, vapors, or smoke. Therefore, the correct answer is "Dust Particles."

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  • 21. 

    Working alone in the theatre is permitted as long as someone knows where you are.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Working alone in the theatre is not permitted even if someone knows where you are. This is because working alone in a theatre can be dangerous and there should always be someone else present to provide assistance or support in case of an emergency. Having someone know your whereabouts is not enough to ensure safety, as immediate help may be required in certain situations. Therefore, it is important to have at least one other person present when working in a theatre.

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  • 22. 

    Identify the three most common ways that toxic chemicals enter the body.

    • A.

      Skin contact

    • B.

      Breathing/inhalation

    • C.

      Osmosis

    • D.

      Impregnation

    • E.

      Ingestion

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Skin contact
    B. Breathing/inhalation
    E. Ingestion
    Explanation
    Toxic chemicals can enter the body through skin contact, breathing/inhalation, and ingestion. Skin contact refers to direct exposure to toxic chemicals through the skin, which can occur when handling or touching contaminated substances. Breathing/inhalation involves inhaling toxic chemicals in the form of gases, fumes, or dust particles present in the air. Ingestion occurs when toxic chemicals are swallowed or consumed through food, water, or other substances. These three pathways are the most common ways for toxic chemicals to enter the body and can lead to various health issues depending on the toxicity of the chemicals involved.

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  • 23. 

    MSDS is an acronym for:

    • A.

      Most Students Don't Study

    • B.

      Most Students Don't Study

    • C.

      Material Safety Data Sheets

    • D.

      Most Students Don't Study

    • E.

      Most Students Don't Study

    Correct Answer
    C. Material Safety Data Sheets
    Explanation
    MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheets. These sheets provide important information about the potential hazards and safety precautions associated with a particular substance or product. They include details about the composition, physical properties, storage requirements, handling procedures, and emergency response measures. MSDSs are essential for ensuring the safe use and handling of chemicals and other hazardous materials in various industries.

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  • 24. 

    Identify the Three standard Fit Tests used for cartridge respirators:

    • A.

      Positive fit test

    • B.

      Tension test

    • C.

      "Banana Oil" sniff test

    • D.

      Mr. Kearns yelling at you test

    • E.

      Negative fit test

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Positive fit test
    C. "Banana Oil" sniff test
    E. Negative fit test
    Explanation
    The three standard fit tests used for cartridge respirators are the positive fit test, the "Banana Oil" sniff test, and the negative fit test. The positive fit test involves the wearer inhaling a substance that is released into the respirator to check for any leaks. The "Banana Oil" sniff test is a qualitative fit test where the wearer detects the presence of a sweet-smelling substance to ensure a proper seal. The negative fit test evaluates the respirator's ability to prevent inward leakage when the wearer breathes in. These tests are essential in determining the effectiveness and proper fit of cartridge respirators.

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  • 25. 

    Mr. Kearns insists that this be done when cutting lumber with any type of saw:

    • A.

      Keep lights on the stage

    • B.

      Wear gloves

    • C.

      Use color chalk for measurements and markings

    • D.

      Wear safety glasses

    • E.

      Shout out an all clear

    Correct Answer
    D. Wear safety glasses
    Explanation
    When cutting lumber with any type of saw, it is important to wear safety glasses. This is because sawing can create flying debris, such as wood chips or sawdust, that can potentially cause eye injuries. Wearing safety glasses provides protection for the eyes and helps prevent any potential accidents or harm while working with saws.

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  • 26. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      It is safe to go

    • B.

      You may go only after yielding to other pedestrians and vehicles in the road

    • C.

      You may go as long as you can reasonably assume you will be able to cross the intersection and not cause grid-lock

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      Only B and C

    • F.

      Option 1

    • G.

      Option 2

    • H.

      Option 3

    • I.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer(s)
    E. Only B and C
    F. Option 1

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