OSHA Quiz: Ladder Safety

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OSHA Quiz: Ladder Safety

Do you know all the 3 points of contact on a ladder? Let's take this quiz and find out now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What should you do when using a ladder in traffic path or doorway?
    • A. 

      Tell people in the area that you are working on the ladder

    • B. 

      Restrict access barricading the pathway with pylons or locking the door

    • C. 

      Nothing people will realize you are working when they see the ladder.

  • 2. 
    What is the 3 point of contact rule?
    • A. 

      The rule that you should have one hand and two feet contact with the ladder.

    • B. 

      The rule that you should have two hands and one foot in contact with the ladder.

    • C. 

      The rule that you should have one hand and two feet OR two hands and one foot in contact with the ladder.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    When can you do work ( like screwing in a lightblub ) when on a ladder?
    • A. 

      ONLY if you can maintain three points of contact

    • B. 

      ONLY when you make a platform out of two ladders and a bridge

    • C. 

      ONLY if you are extra careful

  • 4. 
    What is the workers in this picture doing wrong?
    • A. 

      They are not maintaining 3 points of contact

    • B. 

      They are over-reaching

    • C. 

      They are using the wrong ladder for the job

    • D. 

      There are too many people on the ladder

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    If something you need is out of your reach while you are on a ladder, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Get someone to hold the base of the ladder

    • B. 

      Move the ladder closer to object you need to access

    • C. 

      Use a tool to extend your reach

    • D. 

      Use only two points of contact to allow you to stretch just a bit farther

  • 6. 
    If you notice that a ladder is damaged, what should you do?
    • A. 

      If the damage isn't too bad you can still use the ladder

    • B. 

      Find another ladder that is in good condition

    • C. 

      Tell coworkers not to use the ladder

    • D. 

      Make sure the damaged ladder is tagged, repaired or thrown away

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      No more than 1 rung from the top

    • B. 

      You can stand on the very top as long as you maintain 3 point contact

    • C. 

      No more than 2 rungs from the top

    • D. 

      If the ladder is in good condition it doesn't matter how far up you climb

  • 8. 
    True or false, you should never straddle the space between a ladder and another object.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    To be safe, a straight ladder must be one foot away from the wall for every _____ feet of height.
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      10