Machine Guarding Quiz Questions

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Machine Guarding Quiz Questions

This quiz tests your knowledge of what machine guards are and what they do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Machine guards are use to:
    • A. 

      Prevent injuries.

    • B. 

      Protect the operator.

    • C. 

      Protect people in the area.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    A point of operation is:
    • A. 

      A rotating machine part.

    • B. 

      An access port for routine maintenance.

    • C. 

      The part of the machine where the stock is worked on.

    • D. 

      Part of the machine's operating procedures.

  • 3. 
    Operators should adjust any adjustable guards:
    • A. 

      When the machine is set-up for the job.

    • B. 

      Only if a mechanic is there to help.

    • C. 

      Only when the machine is being cleaned.

    • D. 

      While they are in the middle of a run.

  • 4. 
    Interlocked guards:
    • A. 

      Require a key.

    • B. 

      Shut off the machine if they are opened.

    • C. 

      Open automatically if the machine stops.

    • D. 

      Are battery operated.

  • 5. 
    Damaged guards:
    • A. 

      Offer enough protection.

    • B. 

      Need to be repaired or replaced.

    • C. 

      Should be watched carefully.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    Safety trip controls:
    • A. 

      Keep unauthorized personnel out of the area.

    • B. 

      Are used if fixed guards would be too expensive.

    • C. 

      Keep the operator from being able to reach the nip point.

    • D. 

      Are triggered by the operator to shut down the machine in an emergency.

  • 7. 
    If a machine operation throws off chips or sparks:
    • A. 

      Operators should wear safety glasses.

    • B. 

      Operators may need to wear a face shield.

    • C. 

      The machine should have a shield to keep the hazards from reaching the operator.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    A machine needs to be locked out when:
    • A. 

      It is stopped during a lunch break.

    • B. 

      A guard needs to be removed during major repairs.

    • C. 

      Normal set-up procedures are being followed.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    Poor machine guarding:
    • A. 

      Means that the machine is not very hazardous.

    • B. 

      Can give operators a false sense of security.

    • C. 

      Is never possible with new machines.

    • D. 

      Both a & c.

  • 10. 
    Machine operators can add to their safety by:
    • A. 

      Not wearing loose-fitting clothes and jewelry.

    • B. 

      Confining long hair.

    • C. 

      Cleaning up wet or oily floors around the machine.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    Fixed guards:
    • A. 

      Are permanently attached to the machine.

    • B. 

      Do not need to be adjusted for different operations.

    • C. 

      Are difficult to remove or bypass and act as a physical barrier between the operator and a hazard.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    If a machine is situated so that its hazards are against a wall, or located so that people will not have access, the risks are not minimized.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Reports of damaged or missing guards on machines at/on BMLP facilities/tugs go to:
    • A. 

      Shipyard Superintendent in New Haven

    • B. 

      Port Engineer in Port Washington

    • C. 

      The Captain on a tug or tow boat

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 14. 
    As long as you make other provisions, it is not necessary to shut down a machine with missing or damaged guards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    In the event of an emergency such as machine entrapment at/on a BMLP facility/ tug, the first person to be notified is:
    • A. 

      Your supervisor.

    • B. 

      The Safety Manager

    • C. 

      911

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Devices that limit or prevent access to the hazardous area in, on or near a machine include:
    • A. 

      Presence sensing.

    • B. 

      Pullback.

    • C. 

      Restraint.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 17. 
    Routine adjustments or lubrication that can be done without removing or bypassing a guard may be done without taking any extra precautions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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