Basic Safety Handbook Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Besides the general rules found in the Basic Safety Handbook, additional worker safety procedures that must be followed when doing particular jobs or operating certain equipment can be found in the:
    • A. 

      Safety and Security Manual.

    • B. 

      Worker Health and Safety Manual Appendix.

    • C. 

      Safety Committee monthly meeting minutes on Longhouse.

    • D. 

      Safety Data Sheet (SDS) binders.

  • 2. 
    Working under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs, or prescribed medication that could impair work performance is:
    • A. 

      Allowed if you work carefully.

    • B. 

      Allowed with a doctor's prescription.

    • C. 

      Allowed with permission of your supervisor.

    • D. 

      Prohibited

  • 3. 
    To operate a piece of equipment at work, you must be:
    • A. 

      Authorized.

    • B. 

      Trained.

    • C. 

      Wearing personal protective equipment, when required.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    If a job is unsafe, you should:
    • A. 

      Complete it and send a follow-up report to your supervisor or Safety Committee representative.

    • B. 

      Immediately stop the job and report it to your supervisor or Safety Committee representative who will find a safer way to do it.

    • C. 

      Remove or disable any safety device that may be interfering in order to complete the job.

    • D. 

      Ask someone else to do the job.

  • 5. 
    Common causes of slips, trips and falls in the workplace are:
    • A. 

      Ice, wet spots, grease, uneven surfaces, improper footwear.

    • B. 

      Clumsiness, skipping, dancing, bright lighting.

    • C. 

      Damaged ladder steps, clutter, loose carpeting, open drawers and file cabinets.

    • D. 

      A and B.

    • E. 

      A and C.

  • 6. 
    To access objects that are too high to reach safely, you should:
    • A. 

      Stand on chairs, boxes, or tables if a ladder isn’t available.

    • B. 

      Stand on the top step or back section of a ladder, if needed.

    • C. 

      Make sure the ladder is on a solid surface, has non-skid feet, and isn’t wobbly.

    • D. 

      Toss heavy or awkward objects to a nearby staff member.

  • 7. 
    When performing safe lifting and carrying, which of the following steps is false:
    • A. 

      Size up the load, ask for help with awkward or heavy items, make sure pathway is clear.

    • B. 

      Stoop and then lift with your back muscles.

    • C. 

      Lift with strong leg muscles, keep the load close to your body, use a dolly or other mechanical equipment to move heavy items.

    • D. 

      When lowering the item, keep your back straight and bend your knees.

  • 8. 
    The best way to set up a computer workstation is to utilize the concept of neutral body positioning, which is defined as:
    • A. 

      A comfortable working posture in which your joints are naturally aligned.

    • B. 

      A semi-reclining position that lessens the strain on your back.

    • C. 

      Increasing the opportunity to develop an MSD.

    • D. 

      Maintaining a static working position throughout the day.

  • 9. 
    Safe use of electrical outlets, extension cords, and power strips includes which of the following:
    • A. 

      Using a power strip for small appliances such as an electric space heater.

    • B. 

      Plugging a power strip into another power strip in a “daisy chain”.

    • C. 

      Making sure outlets do not have cracked or missing faceplates, evidence of excessive heat, or exposed wires.

    • D. 

      Removing extension cords from outlets by pulling on the cord.

  • 10. 
    Safe stretching is useful for injury prevention and treatment, and includes:
    • A. 

      Pushing far enough to be somewhat painful; holding the stretch for one minute.

    • B. 

      Staying within your comfort range and feeling some tension; following the treatment instructions of your medical provider.

    • C. 

      Holding your breath while making numerous quick, repetitive movements.

    • D. 

      Aggressively stretching muscles when they’re cold.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements regarding electric portable heaters is false:
    • A. 

      Heaters must have an “automatic turn-off device”, and must be turned off and unplugged when you leave the area.

    • B. 

      Requests to use portable heaters must be preapproved by the Senior Manager of Facilities.

    • C. 

      Heaters must at least 36 inches away from any flammable material.

    • D. 

      Heaters may be plugged into an extension cord.

  • 12. 
    To use utility knives and box cutters safely, you should:
    • A. 

      Always use a sharp blade.

    • B. 

      Angle the cutting surface so you are cutting directly toward your body.

    • C. 

      Try to catch the knife if you drop it.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements regarding heat or cold stress prevention is false:
    • A. 

      Contributing factors to heat stress include physical exertion, poor physical condition, dehydration, some medications, humidity, caffeine, and heavy meals.

    • B. 

      Move a heat stressed person to a cool shaded area; loosen heavy clothing; provide cool (not cold) water; fan and mist the person with water.

    • C. 

      Symptoms of cold stress can include hypothermia and catarrh.

    • D. 

      People with hypothermia may have difficulty thinking clearly or moving well.

  • 14. 
    Campus trails are closed between sunset and sunrise except during:
    • A. 

      Summer.

    • B. 

      A scheduled night hike led by staff with night hike training.

    • C. 

      A docent site tour.

    • D. 

      A full moon.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is false?
    • A. 

      Through Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), our organization identifies the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) that can reduce or eliminate exposure to job hazards including chemical hazards.

    • B. 

      PPE may include safety glasses, goggles, face shields, and hand protection.

    • C. 

      Our organization utilizes latex gloves rather than nitrile or vinyl gloves.

    • D. 

      PPE for body, foot, machines, and clothing are included in the Facilities, Kitchen, and Ops Services Safety Handbook addendums to the Basic Safety Handbook.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following statements regarding hazardous chemicals is false?
    • A. 

      Chemicals can enter the body through inhalation, absorption, or ingestion.

    • B. 

      Hazardous chemical containers are required to have labels that list what to do in the event of an emergency exposure.

    • C. 

      Our organization is not required to have a Hazard Communication Plan (HCP), but has chosen to do so.

    • D. 

      Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system that standardizes chemical classification, testing requirements, labeling, and Safety Data Sheet information.

    • E. 

      Electronic copies of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are located on Longhouse, and hard copies are in yellow SDS binders located in most buildings throughout the site.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements regarding Bloodborne Pathogens (BBPs) or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIMs) is false?
    • A. 

      The more common bloodborne pathogens are Hepatitis B and C, and HIV viruses.

    • B. 

      BBP can enter your body through a break in the skin, mucus membranes, handling sharps, cleaning OPIM or blood-contaminated surfaces, handling OPIM or blood-contaminated laundry, providing emergency first aid, or disposing of BBP hazardous waste.

    • C. 

      It is recommended but not required that you wear PPE when working with bloodborne pathogens.

    • D. 

      You must report an exposure to blood or OPIM to your supervisor and the Health Coordinator and/or Director of Operations.

    • E. 

      If exposed, you must submit a completed Incident/Illness Report to persons indicated on the form.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements about our Incident Command System (ICS) is false?
    • A. 

      Our ICS is modelled after the system used by FEMA and other emergency service agencies.

    • B. 

      In an emergency, you should gather in the initial assembly area outside of the building, then move to the final assembly area is the Admin Meadow, as indicated on site maps.

    • C. 

      The Crisis Kit is a large black box on wheels located near the Admin kitchen.

    • D. 

      The red Incident Commander Binder is located inside the Crisis Kit and contains extensive information and instructions on how to manage an emergency.

    • E. 

      If on site, our CEO/President is always the Incident Commander.

  • 19. 
    Fire extinguishers are located:
    • A. 

      In janitorial closets.

    • B. 

      In all buildings as indicated on wall-mounted evacuation maps.

    • C. 

      Only in buildings indicated on maps in the Basic Safety Handbook.

    • D. 

      In building electrical rooms.

  • 20. 
    To operate a fire extinguisher, use the PASS technique, which stands for:
    • A. 

      Pick up the extinguisher; Adjust nozzle; Safely remove pin; Squeeze handles together.

    • B. 

      Pull the pin; Aim nozzle at base of fire; Squeeze handles together; Sweep from side to side.

    • C. 

      Pull from wall mount; Aim nozzle at base of fire; Stand 10 feet from fire; Squeeze handles together.

    • D. 

      Practice Aiming Safely and Securely.

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