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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You should consult with your PI or Tim Banks before pulling a fire alarm

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Consulting with one's PI or Tim Banks before pulling a fire alarm is not necessary or required. Pulling a fire alarm is typically done in emergency situations to alert others and evacuate the building safely. In such situations, immediate action is crucial and waiting to consult with someone may waste valuable time. Therefore, the statement is false as there is no need to consult with anyone before pulling a fire alarm in case of an emergency.

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  • 2. 

    Gas cylinders

    • A.

      Must be restrained with a chain or strap on the lower half of the cylinder

    • B.

      Must be capped when not in use and restrained even when empty

    • C.

      Are universally color coded

    • D.

      All the choice

    Correct Answer
    B. Must be capped when not in use and restrained even when empty
    Explanation
    Gas cylinders must be capped when not in use and restrained even when empty to ensure safety. This is because uncapped cylinders can leak gas, leading to potential hazards such as fire or explosion. Additionally, restraining the cylinders prevents them from falling or tipping over, which could cause damage or injury. Therefore, it is important to cap and restrain gas cylinders at all times to minimize the risks associated with their use and storage.

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  • 3. 

     When you are splashed in the eye with a chemical:

    • A.

      You may have only 10 seconds to begin rinsing it out before you will suffer corneal burns

    • B.

      You don't have to wash it out if it's only listed as an irritant on the MSDS

    • C.

      You can hold a drench hose and use it to wash out both eyes

    • D.

      You can tell if you've been injured, so you do not necessarily need to see a doctor

    Correct Answer
    A. You may have only 10 seconds to begin rinsing it out before you will suffer corneal burns
  • 4. 

    When you dispense a chemical into a different container that will last longer than just "immediate use", the new container needs to be:

    • A.

      Entered into Chematix

    • B.

      Labeled with the name of the chemical and a hazard warning

    • C.

      Labeled with the name of hte chemical, the manufacturer's name and the manufacturer's address

    • D.

      Answers 1 and 2

    Correct Answer
    B. Labeled with the name of the chemical and a hazard warning
    Explanation
    When you dispense a chemical into a different container that will last longer than just "immediate use", it is important to label the new container with the name of the chemical and a hazard warning. This is necessary to ensure proper identification of the contents and to alert users about any potential hazards associated with the chemical. By labeling the container with the name of the chemical and a hazard warning, individuals handling the chemical can take appropriate safety precautions to minimize the risk of accidents or exposure.

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  • 5. 

    An incident is a "major spill" if

    • A.

      Medical attention is required

    • B.

      There is a fire or run away reaction

    • C.

      I don't feel safe cleaning it up myself

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      Answers 1 and 2

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that a spill is considered a "major spill" if any of the following conditions are met: medical attention is required, there is a fire or run away reaction, or the person cleaning it up does not feel safe. In other words, if any of these conditions are present, the spill is classified as a major spill.

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  • 6. 

     "P" listed waste:

    • A.

      Is identified on the GT Safety Website as High Hazardous Materials

    • B.

      Is so environmentally dangerous that even the empty bottle must be disposed of as hazardous material

    • C.

      May never go down the drain or into a landfill

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". This is because the statement mentions that "P" listed waste is identified as high hazardous materials on the GT Safety Website, it is so environmentally dangerous that even the empty bottle must be disposed of as hazardous material, and it may never go down the drain or into a landfill. Therefore, all of these statements are true for "P" listed waste.

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  • 7. 

    You must be wearing eye protection to enter a wet bench lab

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Eye protection is necessary in a wet bench lab to protect the eyes from potential hazards such as chemical splashes, flying debris, or accidental spills. The wet bench lab environment involves the use of chemicals, liquids, and various equipment that can pose a risk to the eyes. Wearing eye protection, such as safety goggles or face shields, helps to minimize the chances of eye injuries and ensures the safety of individuals working in the lab.

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  • 8. 

    Immediate use containers:

    • A.

      Do not need to be labeled

    • B.

      Need to have the name of the chemical, and a hazard warning

    • C.

      Need to have the name of the chemical, the name of the manufacturer, and a hazard warning

    • D.

      Need to have the name of the chemical and the name of the user

    Correct Answer
    D. Need to have the name of the chemical and the name of the user
    Explanation
    Immediate use containers need to have the name of the chemical and the name of the user. This is important for proper identification and tracking of the contents of the container. It ensures that the user knows what chemical they are using and allows for easy identification in case of any issues or emergencies. Additionally, having the name of the user helps to prevent mix-ups or confusion in a shared workspace where multiple individuals may be using similar containers.

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  • 9. 

    The first thing I should do when working with a chemical with which I am not familiar is:

    • A.

      Put on my safety glasses and gloves

    • B.

      Review the MSDS

    • C.

      Ensure that the material is being stored correctly

    • D.

      Call EH&S

    Correct Answer
    B. Review the MSDS
    Explanation
    When working with a chemical that is unfamiliar, it is important to review the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The MSDS provides crucial information about the chemical, including its properties, hazards, and safety precautions. By reviewing the MSDS, one can gain knowledge about how to handle and store the chemical safely, as well as understand any potential risks or precautions that need to be taken. This step is essential in order to ensure personal safety and prevent any accidents or mishaps while working with the unfamiliar chemical.

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  • 10. 

    Latex gloves are a good choice against common laboratory solvents like Toluene and Dichloromethane

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Latex gloves are not a good choice against common laboratory solvents like Toluene and Dichloromethane. This is because latex gloves are permeable to these solvents, meaning that they can easily pass through the material and come into contact with the skin. In order to protect against these solvents, it is recommended to use gloves made from materials such as nitrile or neoprene, which provide better resistance.

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  • 11. 

    Chemical waste containers:

    • A.

      Need to be labeled with the name and approximate percentages of each of the chemical(s) they contain

    • B.

      May be left open as long as I am still in the area

    • C.

      Must be compatible with the wast

    • D.

      Answers 1 and 3

    • E.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Answers 1 and 3
    Explanation
    Chemical waste containers need to be labeled with the name and approximate percentages of each of the chemicals they contain. This is important for safety and identification purposes. Additionally, the containers must be compatible with the waste to prevent any adverse reactions or leaks. Leaving the containers open while in the area can pose a risk of exposure to harmful chemicals. Therefore, the correct answer is that chemical waste containers must be labeled with the name and approximate percentages of each chemical they contain (answer 1) and must be compatible with the waste (answer 3).

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  • 12. 

    What is the OSHA definition of a hazardous chemical?

    • A.

      Chemicals with a flashpoint below 100 degree Fahrenheit

    • B.

      Chemicals that cause the death of test animals at concentrations less than 200 ppm

    • C.

      Any chemical which is a physical or health hazard

    • D.

      Any chemical which is soluble in blood

    Correct Answer
    C. Any chemical which is a physical or health hazard
    Explanation
    The OSHA definition of a hazardous chemical is any chemical which is a physical or health hazard. This means that any chemical that has the potential to cause harm to either the physical well-being or the health of individuals is considered hazardous according to OSHA. This definition encompasses a wide range of chemicals that may pose risks such as flammability, toxicity, corrosiveness, or carcinogenicity. It is important for employers and employees to be aware of and properly handle these hazardous chemicals to ensure the safety of the workplace.

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  • 13. 

    The top diamond on an NFPA diamond represents:

    • A.

      Special Messages

    • B.

      Health

    • C.

      Fire

    • D.

      Reactivity

    Correct Answer
    C. Fire
    Explanation
    The top diamond on an NFPA diamond represents "Fire." The NFPA diamond is a standardized labeling system used to identify the hazards of a chemical substance. It consists of four colored diamonds, each representing a different aspect of the substance's hazards. The top diamond, colored red, represents fire hazards. It provides information about the flammability and combustibility of the substance, helping individuals understand the potential risks and take appropriate safety measures when handling or storing the substance.

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  • 14. 

    MSDS stands for:

    Correct Answer
    Material Safety Data Sheet
    material safety data sheet
    Explanation
    MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet, which is a document that provides important information about hazardous substances or chemicals. It includes details about the composition, physical and chemical properties, potential hazards, safe handling procedures, emergency measures, and disposal methods. The purpose of an MSDS is to ensure the safe use, storage, and transportation of these substances, as well as to provide guidance in case of accidents or emergencies. The term "material safety data sheet" is a common abbreviation used in various industries and regulatory frameworks to refer to this important document.

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  • 15. 

    NFPA stands for National Fire Protection Association and was originally meant to warn firefighters of immadiate hazards:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    NFPA stands for National Fire Protection Association, which is an organization dedicated to promoting fire safety and prevention. It establishes and maintains standards and codes related to fire prevention, protection, and suppression. While the organization's primary focus is on providing guidelines and resources for firefighters, it also aims to educate the general public about fire hazards and safety measures. Therefore, it can be concluded that NFPA was originally meant to warn firefighters of immediate hazards.

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  • 16. 

    I can wear any kind of safety glasses I like as long as they meet the ANSI standard for impact resistance and have side shields to protect against splashes

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because as long as the safety glasses meet the ANSI standard for impact resistance and have side shields to protect against splashes, they can be worn regardless of their kind. This means that any type of safety glasses that meet these criteria will provide the necessary protection against impact and splashes, ensuring the safety of the wearer.

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  • 17. 

    Your first and best defense against unwanted chemical exposures is:

    • A.

      Personal Protective Equipement (PPE)

    • B.

      Getting an MBA and staying out of the lab

    • C.

      Practicing good chemical hygiene

    • D.

      Using a fume hood

    Correct Answer
    C. Practicing good chemical hygiene
    Explanation
    Practicing good chemical hygiene is the first and best defense against unwanted chemical exposures. This involves following proper procedures for handling, storing, and disposing of chemicals, as well as using appropriate safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary. By practicing good chemical hygiene, individuals can minimize the risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals and protect their health and safety in the laboratory or workplace.

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  • 18. 

    Flash Point is:

    • A.

      The concentration in air at which a material will burn

    • B.

      Temperature at wich a material will spontaneouly combust

    • C.

      Temperature at which a material gives off sufficient vapor to support combusion, if provided with a source of ignition

    • D.

      Concentration at which a material gives off sufficent vapor to support combusion, if provided with a source of ignition

    Correct Answer
    C. Temperature at which a material gives off sufficient vapor to support combusion, if provided with a source of ignition
    Explanation
    Flash Point is the temperature at which a material gives off sufficient vapor to support combustion if provided with a source of ignition. This means that when the material reaches its flash point temperature, it releases enough vapor into the air that can ignite and sustain a fire if exposed to a spark or flame. It is an important safety measure to know the flash point of materials, especially in industries where flammable substances are handled, as it helps in determining the potential fire hazards and implementing proper safety protocols.

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  • 19. 

    In the event of a major spill/human exposure I should:

    • A.

      Dial 911

    • B.

      Call the GT Police

    • C.

      Be ready to provide the street address and room number of my location

    • D.

      Answers 1 & 3

    • E.

      Answers 1 and 3 OR 2 and 3

    Correct Answer
    E. Answers 1 and 3 OR 2 and 3
    Explanation
    In the event of a major spill/human exposure, it is important to take immediate action to ensure safety. Dialing 911 is crucial as it will connect you to emergency services who can provide assistance and necessary resources. Additionally, being able to provide the street address and room number of your location is important for emergency responders to quickly locate and reach you. Therefore, the correct answer is Answers 1 and 3 OR 2 and 3, as both options involve dialing 911 and providing the location details.

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  • 20. 

     The Georgia Tech Police telephone number is (the solution should be formulate as follow 111-111-1111):

    Correct Answer
    404-894-2500
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 404-894-2500.

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  • 21. 

    On an NFPA diamond label

    • A.

      Numbers go from 0-4 with 4 being highest hazard

    • B.

      Blue is for reactivity, red is for fire, yellow is for toxicity and white for special notes

    • C.

      Numbers go from 0-4 with 0 being the highest hazard

    • D.

      Answers 2 and 3

    Correct Answer
    A. Numbers go from 0-4 with 4 being highest hazard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that numbers go from 0-4 with 4 being the highest hazard. This means that the higher the number on the NFPA diamond label, the greater the potential hazard associated with the substance. The numbers represent the degree of hazard in terms of reactivity, fire, and toxicity. Therefore, a substance labeled with a 4 in any of these categories indicates a very high level of hazard, while a 0 indicates no significant hazard.

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  • 22. 

    Electronical equipment should not be used if:

    • A.

      If it is not grounded, such as if the third prong of the plug has been removed

    • B.

      If the wires are damages or frayed

    • C.

      The manufacturer's tag has been removed

    • D.

      Answers 1 & 2

    Correct Answer
    D. Answers 1 & 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Answers 1 & 2". This means that electronical equipment should not be used if it is not grounded (such as if the third prong of the plug has been removed) or if the wires are damaged or frayed. Both of these conditions can pose safety hazards and increase the risk of electrical shock or fire. Therefore, it is important to ensure that electronical equipment is properly grounded and that the wires are in good condition before using them.

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  • 23. 

    If I am the first person to assist a person who has splached chemicals in their eyes it is my responsability to:

    • A.

      Watch the clock and make sure that they use the eyewash for 15 minutes

    • B.

      Remind them that they must pry they eye(s) open with ther fingers

    • C.

      Call Georgia Tech Police or 911, and advise them that the person will need to see a doctor

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because as the first person to assist someone who has splashed chemicals in their eyes, it is your responsibility to ensure that they use the eyewash for the recommended 15 minutes. Additionally, you should remind them to pry their eye(s) open with their fingers to ensure proper rinsing. It is also important to call Georgia Tech Police or 911 and inform them that the person will need to see a doctor for further medical attention. All of these actions are necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the person affected.

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  • 24. 

    A material is considered flammable by OSHA if:

    • A.

      Its flash point is below 100 degree Fahrenheit

    • B.

      Its flash point is below 100 ppm

    • C.

      Its boiling point is above 52 degree Celsus

    • D.

      Its lower explosive limit is above 2%

    Correct Answer
    A. Its flash point is below 100 degree Fahrenheit
    Explanation
    A material is considered flammable by OSHA if its flash point is below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The flash point is the lowest temperature at which a substance can emit vapors that can ignite when exposed to an ignition source. If a material has a flash point below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it means that it can easily ignite and is therefore considered flammable.

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  • 25. 

    Fume hoods and bio safety cabinets are examples of:

    • A.

      Personal Protective Equipment

    • B.

      Engineering Controls

    • C.

      Administrative Controls

    • D.

      Standard Operating Procedures

    Correct Answer
    B. Engineering Controls
    Explanation
    Fume hoods and bio safety cabinets are examples of engineering controls because they are designed to control and minimize exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. These controls are physical measures that are put in place to remove or reduce the hazards at the source, before they can reach the worker. Personal protective equipment (PPE), on the other hand, refers to protective clothing or equipment that is worn by the worker to protect against specific hazards. Administrative controls involve implementing policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate exposure, while standard operating procedures refer to specific instructions for carrying out tasks safely.

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  • 26. 

    The Georgia right to know the law:

    • A.

      Protects my right to information about hazardous chemicals in my work area

    • B.

      Protects me from harassment because I asked for an MSDS

    • C.

      Protects the community by making chemcal information available to emergency responders

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Georgia right to know law encompasses multiple provisions that protect various aspects related to hazardous chemicals. It ensures that individuals have access to information about hazardous chemicals in their work area, safeguarding their right to know. Additionally, the law protects individuals from harassment for requesting Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), which contain crucial information about chemicals. Furthermore, it also benefits the community by making chemical information readily available to emergency responders, enabling them to respond effectively in case of any chemical emergencies. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 27. 

    An immediate use container is defined as something:

    • A.

      That does not need to be labeled

    • B.

      Will always be in my control

    • C.

      That will only last 1 eight hour shift (or until I am ready to go home tonight)

    • D.

      Is diposable

    • E.

      Answers 2 & 3

    Correct Answer
    B. Will always be in my control
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Will always be in my control." This means that an immediate use container is something that the person will always have control over. It implies that the container will not be shared or taken away by others, and the person will have the ability to use it whenever they need to.

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  • 28. 

    When splashed with a chemical on a body part that will not fit under a faucet the first things I must do are:

    • A.

      Shout for help, strip on my way to the shower, and shower for 15 minutes

    • B.

      Go to the CRC where I can shower in private

    • C.

      Call GT Police, strip, and shower for 15 minutes

    • D.

      Shout for help, strip on my way to the shower, and shower for 30 minutes

    Correct Answer
    A. Shout for help, strip on my way to the shower, and shower for 15 minutes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to shout for help, strip on the way to the shower, and shower for 15 minutes. This is the appropriate response when splashed with a chemical on a body part that cannot fit under a faucet. Shouting for help ensures that someone nearby is aware of the situation and can provide assistance if needed. Stripping on the way to the shower helps to remove any contaminated clothing and minimize further exposure. Showering for 15 minutes allows for thorough rinsing of the affected area to remove the chemical.

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  • 29. 

     In the event of a minor spill:

    • A.

      I can clean it up myself but I will need to have clean up materials disposed of as hazardous waste

    • B.

      I can clean it up myself and the waste can go in the regular trash if I knot the top of the trash bag

    • C.

      I must call EH&S to check that I cleaned it up well enough

    • D.

      Answers 1 and 3

    Correct Answer
    A. I can clean it up myself but I will need to have clean up materials disposed of as hazardous waste
    Explanation
    This answer states that the person can clean up the minor spill themselves, but the clean up materials must be disposed of as hazardous waste. This implies that the spill contains potentially harmful or dangerous substances that require special disposal methods to ensure safety.

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  • 30. 

    Shorts and skirts are not recommended in GT labs because:

    • A.

      The fashion Police don't like them

    • B.

      They provide no protection to legs

    • C.

      Putting fashion before safety is really dumb

    • D.

      Answers 2 & 3

    Correct Answer
    D. Answers 2 & 3
    Explanation
    Shorts and skirts are not recommended in GT labs because they provide no protection to the legs and putting fashion before safety is considered foolish. Wearing shorts or skirts in a lab setting can expose the legs to potential hazards such as chemicals, spills, or equipment accidents. It is essential to prioritize safety over fashion in a laboratory environment to prevent any accidents or injuries. Therefore, answers 2 and 3 correctly explain why shorts and skirts are not recommended in GT labs.

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