A Basic Bio Safety Quiz

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A Basic Bio Safety Quiz

Biosafety is the prevention of large-scale loss of biological integrity, focusing both on ecology and human health. These prevention mechanisms include conduction of regular reviews of the biosafety in laboratory settings, as well as strict guidelines to follow. Biosafety is used to protect from harmful incidents.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Some of the differences between a fume hood and a biological safety cabinet (BSC) are that a BSC protects both the user and the material inside the cabinet and that the exhaust is HEPA filtered.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    PPE is:
    • A. 

      Personal protective equipment

    • B. 

      Public protective equipment

    • C. 

      Possible protective equipment

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following items is considered sharp?
    • A. 

      Needles

    • B. 

      Scalpels

    • C. 

      Microscopic slides and coverslips

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    A laboratory working with human cell lines must display the biohazard symbol on areas where the work is performed or materials are stored.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    UV light can be utilized as the sole form of decontamination in a biological safety cabinet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Hands should be washed before and after working in a biological safety cabinet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following practices should be utilized when working in a biological safety cabinet?
    • A. 

      Disinfect the work surface of the BSC before and after work

    • B. 

      Disinfect all items which go into and come out of the BSC

    • C. 

      Do not store any items in the BSC

    • D. 

      Allow the BSC to operate before work begins and after work ceases

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following practices are not allowed in the laboratory?
    • A. 

      Eating and Drinking

    • B. 

      Applying Cosmetics

    • C. 

      Handling Contact Lenses

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    It is appropriate to wear two gloves and carry loose tubes in the elevator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When it is hot outside, it is okay to wear shorts and sandals to work in the laboratory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    How should biological materials that need to be transported from the lab to another location be handled?
    • A. 

      Wear a lab coat and transport materials in your pocket

    • B. 

      Wear gloves and carry the material in your hands

    • C. 

      Seal materials in a leak-proof, shatter-resistant secondary container

    • D. 

      Cells in cell culture flasks and dishes are fine for transport

  • 12. 
    Every lab is required to have both a First Aid kit and a Spill kit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Pipet tips and microcentrifuge tubes can be stored in the biological safety cabinet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    It is okay to wear sandals in the lab as long as you also wear socks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are correct?
    • A. 

      PPE should be worn and stored only inside the laboratory

    • B. 

      PPE should be chosen based upon the work being completed

    • C. 

      Employees utilizing PPE should be properly trained

    • D. 

      All of the above.

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