Ppe - An Overview Of The Basics

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PPE - An Overview of the Basics


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  • 1. 

    PPE is an abbreviation for:

    • A.

      Private Protective Equipment

    • B.

      Personal Protective Environment

    • C.

      Personal Private Equipment

    • D.

      Personal Protective Equipment

    Correct Answer
    D. Personal Protective Equipment
    Explanation
    PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment, which refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. This can include items such as gloves, masks, face shields, and safety vests. The purpose of PPE is to create a barrier between the wearer and potential hazards in the environment, such as chemicals, biological agents, or physical hazards. PPE is essential in many industries, including healthcare, construction, and manufacturing, to ensure the safety and well-being of workers.

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  • 2. 

    The _______________ determines the use of PPE & what type to use.

    • A.

      Safety Manual

    • B.

      Employee Handbook

    • C.

      Hazard Assessment

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Hazard Assessment
    Explanation
    The hazard assessment is a process that identifies potential hazards in the workplace and determines the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used. It involves evaluating the tasks, equipment, and materials used in the workplace to identify any potential risks to employee safety. Based on the identified hazards, the hazard assessment determines the specific type of PPE required to protect employees from those hazards. Therefore, the hazard assessment is the correct answer as it directly determines the use of PPE and what type to use.

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  • 3. 

    According to OSHA, PPE is the ________ line of defense against hazards. First

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Most Used

    • C.

      Last

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Last
    Explanation
    PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment, which includes items like helmets, gloves, goggles, and masks. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), PPE is considered the last line of defense against hazards. This means that other control measures, such as engineering controls and administrative controls, should be implemented first to eliminate or minimize the hazards. PPE should only be used when these measures are not sufficient to protect against the hazards. Therefore, the correct answer is "Last".

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not a required piece of PPE?

    • A.

      Goggles

    • B.

      Vests

    • C.

      Uniform Shirt

    • D.

      Ear Plugs

    Correct Answer
    C. Uniform Shirt
    Explanation
    The other options listed (goggles, vests, and ear plugs) are all examples of personal protective equipment (PPE) that are commonly used to protect individuals in various work environments. However, a uniform shirt is not typically considered a piece of PPE as it does not provide any specific protection or safety function. While a uniform shirt may be a part of a required dress code or uniform policy, it is not directly related to the safety or protection of the individual wearing it.

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  • 5. 

    Safety glasses are used for moderate impact from flying particles and must have ________.

    • A.

      Dark Lenses

    • B.

      Side Shields

    • C.

      Metal Frames

    • D.

      Glass Lenses

    Correct Answer
    B. Side Shields
    Explanation
    Safety glasses are used to protect the eyes from moderate impact caused by flying particles. Side shields are an essential feature of safety glasses as they provide additional protection to the sides of the eyes, preventing particles from entering from the sides. Dark lenses, metal frames, and glass lenses are not mentioned as necessary requirements for safety glasses in this context.

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  • 6. 

    Goggles protect eyes from impact, dust & ________ hazards.

    • A.

      Splash

    • B.

      Smoke

    • C.

      Noise

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Splash
    Explanation
    Goggles protect eyes from impact, dust, and splash hazards.

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  • 7. 

    Using a ____________ will help protect your face & eyes from splashes/sprays from chemical hazards.

    • A.

      Pair of safety glasses

    • B.

      Face shield

    • C.

      Steel toe boots

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Face shield
    Explanation
    A face shield is designed to protect the face and eyes from splashes and sprays of chemical hazards. Safety glasses may provide some protection, but they do not cover the entire face. Steel toe boots are designed to protect the feet, not the face and eyes. Therefore, the best option for protecting the face and eyes from chemical hazards is a face shield.

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  • 8. 

    Which one of the following is not considered hearing protection:

    • A.

      Earmuffs

    • B.

      Earplugs

    • C.

      Wool Caps over the ears

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Wool Caps over the ears
    Explanation
    Wool caps over the ears are not considered hearing protection because they do not provide any form of noise reduction or attenuation. Earmuffs and earplugs, on the other hand, are specifically designed to protect the ears from excessive noise by reducing the sound levels that reach the ear. While wool caps may provide some insulation and warmth, they do not offer any significant protection against loud noises. Therefore, they are not considered a form of hearing protection.

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  • 9. 

    Proper footwear in the field will _______ the hazards of wet & slippery surfaces.

    • A.

      Warns of

    • B.

      Reverses

    • C.

      Eliminates

    • D.

      Minimizes

    Correct Answer
    D. Minimizes
    Explanation
    Proper footwear in the field minimizes the hazards of wet and slippery surfaces. This means that wearing appropriate shoes or boots can reduce the risks and dangers associated with walking or working on surfaces that are wet or slippery. By providing better traction and grip, proper footwear helps to prevent accidents and injuries that could occur due to slipping or falling.

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  • 10. 

    Cut resistant gloves help protect against:

    • A.

      Chemical Exposure

    • B.

      Heat Exposure

    • C.

      Cuts & Abrasions

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Cuts & Abrasions
    Explanation
    Cut resistant gloves are designed to provide protection against cuts and abrasions. These gloves are made from materials that are resistant to sharp objects and provide a barrier between the wearer's hands and potential hazards. They are commonly used in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and food processing, where there is a high risk of cuts and abrasions. By wearing cut resistant gloves, individuals can reduce the likelihood of injuries and maintain their safety in the workplace.

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