OSHA: Fall Protection In Construction! Trivia Quiz

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OSHA: Fall Protection In Construction! Trivia Quiz

The OSHA: Fall Protection in Construction is a curse that most construction workers need to be conversant with or else they risk failing their certification exams. The quiz below is specifically designed to see how much you know about the prevention of falls on site. Use the Treen Safety Sales training Manual section 4. 5 Fall Protection as a resource.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At what height are workers required to wear fall protection according to the Federal OSHA Construction standard? 
    • A. 

      6 feet

    • B. 

      9 feet

    • C. 

      12 feet

    • D. 

      Bare feet

  • 2. 
    What are the three (3) components of a Personal Fall Arrest System? 
    • A. 

      Anchor/Anchorage Connector, Body Wear (Harness) and Connecting Device (Lanyard or Retractable)

    • B. 

      Body Wear (Harness), Hard Hat and Steel-Toed Boots

    • C. 

      Body wear (Harness), Connecting Device (Lanyard or Retractable) and ladder

    • D. 

      Hard Hat, Safety Glasses and Safety Training

  • 3. 
    A Fall Arrest Anchor Point must be capable of supporting how many pounds per attached worker?
    • A. 

      300 lbs.

    • B. 

      2,000 lbs.

    • C. 

      5,000 lbs.

    • D. 

      10,000 lbs.

  • 4. 
    After selecting a proper Anchor Point, you can ensure a compatible anchorage connection by: 
    • A. 

      Joining multiple lanyards together to reach an anchorage point

    • B. 

      Loop a rope around the anchor point.

    • C. 

      Make sure the anchorage connection will cause a load to be applied to the snap hook keeper gate or snap hook lock.

    • D. 

      Use an anchorage connector such as a cross arm strap, beam anchor or a shock absorbing lanyard specifically-designed for tie-back use to maintain a compatible connection with the anchor point.

  • 5. 
    When wearing a full body harness, the fall forces must be limited to a maximum of: 
    • A. 

      900 lbs.

    • B. 

      1,000 lbs.

    • C. 

      1,200 lbs.

    • D. 

      1,800 lbs.

  • 6. 
    The use of body belts for fall protection during construction activity was outlawed in 1998, however, the use of a body belt for positioning is still acceptable?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Who is responsible for inspecting all components of a Personal Fall Arrest System? 
    • A. 

      Only a Competent Person

    • B. 

      Safety Director

    • C. 

      The person wearing the Personal Fall Arrest System

    • D. 

      The Manufacturer

  • 8. 
    A properly adjusted full body harness should: 
    • A. 

      Be loose and easy to take off

    • B. 

      Fit like a comfortable jacket

    • C. 

      Fit snug but allow for full range of movement

    • D. 

      Accommodate many users

  • 9. 
    When using a 6 ft. shock-absorbing lanyard as part of your Fall Arrest System, how do you calculate the necessary fall clearance?
    • A. 

      Height of Worker + Length of Lanyard + Distance to next level

    • B. 

      Height of Worker + Length of lanyard + Shock Absorber Deceleration/Free-Fall Distance + Three (3) ft. Safety Factor

    • C. 

      Height of Worker + Distance to next level + Three (3) ft. Safety Factor

    • D. 

      Distance to next level minus the Height of Worker

  • 10. 
    After a fall, a shock-absorbing lanyard that has been deployed must be:
    • A. 

      Inspected before the next use

    • B. 

      Cut into small pieces

    • C. 

      Sent back to the manufacturer

    • D. 

      Taken out of service

  • 11. 
    According to ANSI Z359.13, an energy absorber on a 6 ft. the lanyard can deploy up to: 
    • A. 

      3 feet (36 inches)

    • B. 

      3.5 feet (42 inches)

    • C. 

      4 feet (48 inches)

    • D. 

      Unlimited

  • 12. 
    Lanyards used in a Personal Fall Protection System cannot be shorter than 6 feet. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A retractable lifeline is defined as:
    • A. 

      A connecting device

    • B. 

      An anchor point

    • C. 

      Body Wear

    • D. 

      A shock-absorbing lanyard

  • 14. 
    What is the definition of Arresting Force? 
    • A. 

      Force exerted on the body while stopping a fall

    • B. 

      Force at the anchorage connection

    • C. 

      Impact on the body when fall protection is not used

    • D. 

      A secret unit of the U.S. military

  • 15. 
    What is the proper procedure, with regard to the fall protection equipment, to follow after a fall has occurred?
    • A. 

      Stay quiet and hope your supervisor doesn't find out

    • B. 

      Go back to work and act like nothing happened

    • C. 

      Do not re-use and take all of the equipment out of service

    • D. 

      Exchange the equipment but don't tell anyone

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