Lab Safety Awareness Quiz: Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    According to the HSE Laboratory Safety Agreement, when are you allowed to enter the science laboratory?

    • A.

      Whenever you are completing an experiment for this class

    • B.

      Whenever you are completing an assignment for this class

    • C.

      Whenever you are given permission from the instructor

    • D.

      Whenever you want a quiet place to work

    Correct Answer
    C. Whenever you are given permission from the instructor
    Explanation
    According to the HSE Laboratory Safety Agreement, you are allowed to enter the science laboratory whenever you are given permission from the instructor. This implies that entering the laboratory without the instructor's permission is not allowed.

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  • 2. 

    Ember has a lab in her science class today. She will be working with chemicals and glass. Should Ember wear her lab goggles today?

    • A.

      Yes, Ember must wear lab goggles because she is working with chemicals and glass

    • B.

      Yes, Ember must wear lab goggles because she is in a science class

    • C.

      No, Ember should not wear lab goggles because she is not working with heat

    • D.

      No, Ember should not wear lab goggles because chemicals and glass are not dangerous

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes, Ember must wear lab goggles because she is working with chemicals and glass
    Explanation
    Ember must wear lab goggles because she is working with chemicals and glass. Lab goggles provide protection for the eyes from potential splashes, spills, and broken glass that could occur during experiments involving chemicals and glassware. Wearing goggles is a safety precaution to prevent any harm or injury to Ember's eyes, ensuring her safety while working in the lab.

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  • 3. 

    During a laboratory experiment, Juan accidentally catches his clothing on fire. His lab partner sees this and should:

    • A.

      Grab the fire extinguisher and spray Juan to put out the fire.

    • B.

      Tell Juan to run around screaming, "I'm on fire."

    • C.

      Use the fire blanket to smother the flames

    • D.

      Take Juan to the laboratory shower and pour water on him to put the fire out

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the fire blanket to smother the flames
    Explanation
    When a person's clothing catches fire, it is important to smother the flames to extinguish the fire. Using a fire blanket is the correct action to take in this situation as it can effectively smother the flames and prevent the fire from spreading further. Using a fire extinguisher or pouring water on the person can potentially worsen the situation by spreading the fire or causing burns. Running around screaming is not a helpful or effective response to a fire emergency.

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  • 4. 

    (From Question 3) According to the HSE Laboratory Safety Agreement, what else should Juan's lab partner do?

    • A.

      Take Juan to the nurse

    • B.

      Call 911

    • C.

      Report the incident to the instructor

    • D.

      Instagram a picture of Juan with his arm on fire. #awesome

    Correct Answer
    C. Report the incident to the instructor
    Explanation
    Juan's lab partner should report the incident to the instructor. This is important because the instructor needs to be informed about any accidents or incidents that occur in the lab. By reporting the incident, the instructor can take appropriate action to ensure Juan receives the necessary medical attention and that any necessary safety measures are implemented to prevent similar incidents in the future. It is not appropriate or safe to take Juan to the nurse or call 911 without informing the instructor first. Instagramming a picture of Juan with his arm on fire is not only insensitive but also a violation of lab safety protocols.

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  • 5. 

    When heating chemicals in a test tube, you should point to the open end of the test tube:

    • A.

      Towards the sink

    • B.

      Towards the flame

    • C.

      Away from yourself and others

    • D.

      Towards the chemical containers

    Correct Answer
    C. Away from yourself and others
    Explanation
    When heating chemicals in a test tube, it is important to point the open end of the test tube away from yourself and others. This is because heating chemicals can cause them to react or release harmful fumes, and pointing the open end away from yourself and others ensures that any potential hazards are directed away from people. It is crucial to prioritize safety and minimize the risk of accidents or exposure to harmful substances.

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  • 6. 

    When working with edible supplies (candy, food, etc.) in the laboratory, when are you allowed to consume (eat) them?

    • A.

      When the lab is over

    • B.

      When given permission to do so

    • C.

      In the middle of the lab

    • D.

      Only if your partner does not want to eat them

    Correct Answer
    B. When given permission to do so
    Explanation
    In a laboratory setting, it is important to prioritize safety and follow the rules and regulations set in place. Consuming edible supplies can potentially contaminate the experiment or pose a health risk. Therefore, it is necessary to wait for permission from the appropriate authority before consuming them. This ensures that the consumption is done at the appropriate time and in a controlled manner, minimizing any potential risks or disruptions to the experiment.

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  • 7. 

    Once the experiment is over, you should place/pure unused chemicals:

    • A.

      In the sink

    • B.

      In the trash

    • C.

      Back in the containers

    • D.

      In the location that the instructor states

    Correct Answer
    D. In the location that the instructor states
    Explanation
    It is important to place/pure unused chemicals in the location that the instructor states because the instructor is responsible for ensuring proper disposal or storage of chemicals. The instructor will have knowledge of the specific requirements for each chemical, such as whether it needs to be stored in a specific temperature or if it requires special disposal procedures. Following the instructor's instructions ensures the safety of everyone involved and prevents any potential harm or accidents that may occur from improper handling or disposal of chemicals.

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  • 8. 

    In the laboratory, it is expected that your always:

    • A.

      Tie long hair back

    • B.

      Remove all dangling jewelry

    • C.

      Remove all jackets

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In the laboratory, it is important to follow safety protocols to minimize the risk of accidents or contamination. Tying long hair back prevents it from getting caught in equipment or chemicals. Removing dangling jewelry prevents it from getting tangled or caught in machinery, and also reduces the risk of contamination. Removing jackets ensures that they do not come into contact with hazardous substances or interfere with the handling of materials. Therefore, it is expected that you always tie long hair back, remove all dangling jewelry, and remove all jackets in the laboratory.

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  • 9. 

    When using sharp/pointed objects (such as probes, scissors, scalpels, etc) you should:

    • A.

      Make sure they are clean

    • B.

      Have the teacher sharpen them before use

    • C.

      Use them only for the laboratory experiment at hand

    • D.

      Pretend to "stab" your lab partner with them

    Correct Answer
    C. Use them only for the laboratory experiment at hand
    Explanation
    When using sharp/pointed objects, it is important to use them only for the laboratory experiment at hand. This ensures that the objects are used for their intended purpose and reduces the risk of accidents or injuries. Using the objects for any other purpose, such as pretending to "stab" someone, can be dangerous and should be avoided. It is also important to make sure that the objects are clean before using them to maintain hygiene standards. Having the teacher sharpen them before use is not necessary for their proper use in the laboratory experiment.

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  • 10. 

    Kevin accidentally broke a glass test tube in the laboratory. What should he do first?

    • A.

      Clean up the broken glass and throw it in the trash can

    • B.

      Hide the broken test tube in a cabinet

    • C.

      Notify the teacher

    • D.

      Blame it on his lab partner and leave the mess for him to clean up.

    Correct Answer
    C. Notify the teacher
    Explanation
    Kevin should notify the teacher first because breaking a glass test tube in the laboratory can be dangerous and may require special handling. The teacher needs to be made aware of the situation so that they can provide guidance on how to properly clean up the broken glass and ensure that there are no potential hazards or injuries.

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  • 11. 

    I am allowed to use electrical outlets to plug in my phone and/or any other unauthorized device/object.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because using electrical outlets to plug in unauthorized devices or objects is generally not allowed. Electrical outlets are designed for specific purposes and using them for unauthorized devices can pose safety risks and potentially damage the outlet or the device being plugged in. It is important to adhere to the guidelines and regulations regarding the use of electrical outlets to ensure safety and prevent any potential hazards.

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  • 12. 

    It is okay to keep flammable objects near open flames.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Keeping flammable objects near open flames is not okay because it can lead to a fire hazard. Flammable objects are easily ignited and can quickly spread the fire, causing damage to property and endangering lives. It is important to maintain a safe distance between open flames and flammable materials to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of individuals and surroundings.

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  • 13. 

    Acting inappropriately in the laboratory area could result in a failing grade for the quarter (nine weeks).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Acting inappropriately in the laboratory area can lead to a failing grade for the quarter because laboratory environments require careful and responsible behavior. Inappropriate actions such as not following safety protocols, mishandling equipment, or engaging in disruptive behavior can not only compromise the integrity of experiments but also pose risks to oneself and others. Therefore, it is essential to maintain appropriate conduct in the laboratory to ensure a safe and productive learning environment.

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  • 14. 

    It is important to listen to instructions/directions in the laboratory area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Listening to instructions/directions in the laboratory area is important because it ensures safety and prevents accidents. Following instructions helps in understanding the proper procedures, handling equipment correctly, and using chemicals safely. It also helps in carrying out experiments accurately and obtaining reliable results. Not listening to instructions can lead to mistakes, mishandling of equipment or chemicals, and potential harm to oneself or others. Therefore, it is crucial to listen and adhere to instructions in the laboratory area.

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  • 15. 

    I am allowed to bring my backpack and other belongings into the laboratory area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Bringing backpacks and other belongings into a laboratory area is generally not allowed for safety reasons. Laboratories often contain hazardous materials and equipment that can be damaged or cause harm if not handled properly. Therefore, it is important to follow safety protocols and leave personal belongings outside the laboratory area to ensure a safe working environment.

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  • 16. 

    I must clean up the laboratory area before leaving the class.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is necessary to clean up the laboratory area before leaving the class. This implies that there are certain rules or expectations in place that require the area to be cleaned. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that it is indeed necessary to clean up the laboratory area before leaving the class.

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  • 17. 

    Hot objects look the same as cool objects.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because the appearance of an object does not necessarily indicate its temperature. Objects can have different temperatures but still look the same due to factors such as lighting conditions, surface properties, and the human eye's limited ability to accurately perceive temperature differences. Therefore, hot objects can sometimes appear similar to cool objects.

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  • 18. 

    Horseplay is okay in the laboratory, as long as the experiment is over.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Horseplay is never okay in the laboratory, regardless of whether the experiment is over or not. Horseplay can be dangerous and can lead to accidents, damage to equipment, and potential harm to individuals. It is important to maintain a safe and professional environment in the laboratory at all times to ensure the well-being of everyone involved and to prevent any potential accidents or mishaps.

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  • 19. 

    The gas jets and drawer locks can become jammed if you place trash in them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Placing trash in the gas jets and drawer locks can cause them to become jammed. This is because the trash can clog the gas jets, preventing them from functioning properly, and it can also interfere with the mechanism of the drawer locks, making them difficult to open or close. Therefore, it is true that the gas jets and drawer locks can become jammed if trash is placed in them.

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  • 20. 

    I should handle all chemicals, even household ones, with care.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement emphasizes the importance of handling all chemicals, including household ones, with care. This implies that household chemicals can also pose potential risks and should not be taken lightly. By acknowledging the need for caution, the statement promotes responsible handling and safety measures when dealing with any type of chemical.

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