OSHA: Machine Shop Safety! Trivia Quiz

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Welcome to OSHA: Machine Shop Safety Trivia Quiz. Many people get injured, illnesses, or die from some hazards in their workplace, so some rules are developed to ensure people are safe. Do you know how to use the tools accurately? In this quiz, you will see just how safe you are based on the workshop's safety training.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This federal agency was created to prevent work-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries.

    • A.

      OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

    • B.

      Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    • C.

      National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

    • D.

      Department of Homeland Security

    Correct Answer
    A. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
    Explanation
    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the correct answer because it is a federal agency specifically created to prevent work-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries. OSHA sets and enforces standards for workplace safety and health, conducts inspections to ensure compliance, and provides training and education to employers and workers. Its main goal is to ensure that employers provide a safe and healthy working environment for their employees, reducing the risk of accidents and promoting overall worker well-being. The other options listed, such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, are not directly related to preventing work-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries. The Department of Homeland Security is also not specifically focused on workplace safety.

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  • 2. 

    Automotive shops/labs should have a/an ______________ to flush eyes if necessary.

    • A.

      Safety glass cabinet

    • B.

      Eyewash station

    • C.

      Materials safety cabinet

    • D.

      Sink

    Correct Answer
    B. Eyewash station
    Explanation
    Automotive shops/labs should have an eyewash station to flush eyes if necessary. This is important because accidents can happen, and chemicals or debris may come into contact with the eyes. An eyewash station provides a quick and convenient way to rinse the eyes in case of an emergency, helping to minimize potential damage or injury. It is a crucial safety feature that ensures the well-being of the individuals working in these environments.

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  • 3. 

    If noise levels exceed ______ decibels (dB), you should wear ear protection.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      85

    Correct Answer
    D. 85
    Explanation
    If noise levels exceed 85 decibels (dB), it is recommended to wear ear protection. This is because exposure to high levels of noise can cause damage to the ears and lead to hearing loss. The threshold for safe noise exposure is generally considered to be around 85 dB, beyond which the risk of hearing damage increases significantly. Therefore, it is important to wear ear protection in environments where noise levels exceed this threshold to protect one's hearing.

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  • 4. 

    A/an _____________ provides detailed information on the possible hazards of working with a chemical product.

    • A.

      First aid kit

    • B.

      Materials safety cabinet

    • C.

      Material Safety Data Sheet

    • D.

      OSHA wallet card

    Correct Answer
    C. Material Safety Data Sheet
    Explanation
    A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides detailed information on the possible hazards of working with a chemical product. It includes information on the physical and chemical properties of the substance, its potential health effects, necessary precautions for safe handling and use, and emergency procedures in case of accidents or spills. MSDSs are essential for ensuring the safety of workers who handle hazardous substances and help them understand the risks associated with specific chemicals.

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  • 5. 

    What should you do if a vehicle is falling off an automotive lift?

    • A.

      Clear the area immediately

    • B.

      Try to lower the vehicle

    • C.

      Try to get others to help you hold it up

    • D.

      Position yourself between a wall and the lift

    Correct Answer
    A. Clear the area immediately
    Explanation
    If a vehicle is falling off an automotive lift, the immediate action should be to clear the area. This is because the falling vehicle can cause serious injury or damage to anyone or anything in its path. Clearing the area ensures the safety of individuals nearby and prevents any further accidents or injuries.

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  • 6. 

    What can be used in conjunction with safety goggles to provide maximum protection when working with chemicals or grinding?

    • A.

      Sunglasses

    • B.

      Prescription glasses

    • C.

      Safety glasses

    • D.

      Face shield

    Correct Answer
    D. Face shield
    Explanation
    A face shield can be used in conjunction with safety goggles to provide maximum protection when working with chemicals or grinding. While safety goggles protect the eyes from direct impact and splashes, a face shield offers additional coverage by protecting the entire face from flying debris, chemical splashes, and sparks. This combination ensures comprehensive protection for the eyes and face, reducing the risk of injuries and hazards associated with these activities.

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  • 7. 

    For a fire to exist, it needs __________, heat, and fuel.

    • A.

      Carbon dioxide

    • B.

      Carbon monoxide

    • C.

      Oxygen

    • D.

      Nitrogen

    Correct Answer
    C. Oxygen
    Explanation
    Fire requires three elements to exist: heat, fuel, and oxygen. Oxygen is necessary for combustion to occur, as it supports the chemical reaction that releases energy in the form of heat and light. Without oxygen, the fire cannot sustain itself and will eventually extinguish. Carbon dioxide and nitrogen are not combustible gases and do not support the combustion process. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of incomplete combustion and is toxic, but it is not a requirement for a fire to exist.

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  • 8. 

    Technician A says that safety glasses are not optional when working in an automotive shop, they must be worn. Technician B says that ordinary prescription glasses are not safety glasses. Who is correct?

    • A.

      Technician A

    • B.

      Technician B

    • C.

      Both Technician A and Technician B

    • D.

      Neither Technician A nor Technician B

    Correct Answer
    C. Both Technician A and Technician B
    Explanation
    Both Technician A and Technician B are correct. Technician A is correct in stating that safety glasses are not optional when working in an automotive shop and must be worn to protect the eyes from potential hazards. Technician B is correct in stating that ordinary prescription glasses are not safety glasses, as safety glasses have specific features such as impact resistance and side shields that provide additional protection. Therefore, both technicians are correct in their statements.

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  • 9. 

    Technician A says carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. Technician B says proper ventilation is required when running a vehicle in a garage. Who is correct?

    • A.

      Technician A

    • B.

      Technician B

    • C.

      Both Technician A and Technician B

    • D.

      Neither Technician A nor Technician B

    Correct Answer
    C. Both Technician A and Technician B
    Explanation
    Both Technician A and Technician B are correct. Carbon monoxide is indeed a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. It is important to have proper ventilation when running a vehicle in a garage to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly if inhaled in high concentrations.

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  • 10. 

    Technician A says technicians can protect their hands from cuts, scratches, burns, bruises, and chemicals if they wear gloves. Technician B says that technicians should not wear gloves around moving machinery or parts. Who is correct?

    • A.

      Technician A

    • B.

      Technician B

    • C.

      Both Technician A and Technician B

    • D.

      Neither Technician A nor Technician B

    Correct Answer
    D. Neither Technician A nor Technician B
    Explanation
    Neither Technician A nor Technician B is correct. Technician A is partially correct in stating that gloves can protect hands from cuts, scratches, burns, bruises, and chemicals. However, Technician B is also partially correct in advising against wearing gloves around moving machinery or parts, as gloves can get caught and cause further injuries. Therefore, both technicians have valid points, but neither of them is completely correct.

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  • 11. 

    Technician A says jack stands are not necessary when going under a vehicle that is supported by a floor jack. Technician B says that concrete blocks can substitute for jack stands. Who is correct?

    • A.

      Technician A

    • B.

      Technician B

    • C.

      Both Technician A and Technician B

    • D.

      Neither Technician A nor Technician B

    Correct Answer
    D. Neither Technician A nor Technician B
    Explanation
    Neither Technician A nor Technician B is correct. It is important to use jack stands when going under a vehicle, even if it is supported by a floor jack. Floor jacks are not designed to hold the weight of a vehicle for an extended period of time, and they can fail or become unstable. Jack stands provide a stable and secure support for the vehicle, ensuring the safety of the technician. Using concrete blocks as a substitute for jack stands is also unsafe, as they are not specifically designed for this purpose and can easily crack or shift, causing the vehicle to fall.

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  • 12. 

    Technician A says that when riding in a vehicle with airbags, children 12 and under should sit in the back seat. Technician B says seat belts are not required when riding in a vehicle with airbags. Who is correct?

    • A.

      Technician A

    • B.

      Technician B

    • C.

      Both Technician A and Technician B

    • D.

      Neither Technician A nor Technician B

    Correct Answer
    A. Technician A
    Explanation
    Technician A is correct. The statement that children 12 and under should sit in the back seat when riding in a vehicle with airbags is a safety guideline recommended by experts. This is because airbags can deploy with a significant force, and sitting in the back seat reduces the risk of injury for children in case of an accident. Technician B is incorrect in stating that seat belts are not required when riding in a vehicle with airbags. Seat belts are always necessary for safety, regardless of the presence of airbags.

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  • 13. 

    Fire extinguisher Type A is used for

    • A.

      Gas, oil

    • B.

      Electrical, wiring

    • C.

      Wood, paper

    • D.

      Combustible Metals

    Correct Answer
    C. Wood, paper
    Explanation
    Fire extinguisher Type A is used for wood and paper because these materials are classified as Class A combustibles. Class A fires involve ordinary combustible materials such as wood, paper, cloth, and plastics. Type A fire extinguishers are designed to extinguish these fires by cooling the fuel and removing the heat necessary for combustion. They typically contain water or foam as the extinguishing agent.

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  • 14. 

    The student should notify the instructor immediately in case of

    • A.

      Accident

    • B.

      Injury

    • C.

      Defective equipment or tools

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The student should notify the instructor immediately in case of an accident, injury, or defective equipment or tools. This is important because accidents and injuries need to be addressed promptly to ensure the safety and well-being of the student. Additionally, defective equipment or tools can pose a risk and should be reported to prevent further accidents or injuries. Therefore, it is necessary for the student to notify the instructor in any of these situations.

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  • 15. 

    While performing work in the mechanics lab, one should NOT

    • A.

      Get the tools to work with on your own

    • B.

      Disturb other workers

    • C.

      Stay at your designated work station

    • D.

      Return tools and supplies to their storage areas

    Correct Answer
    B. Disturb other workers
    Explanation
    While performing work in the mechanics lab, it is important not to disturb other workers. This is because it can disrupt their concentration and potentially lead to accidents or mistakes. Disturbing other workers can also create a negative and unproductive work environment. It is crucial to respect the space and focus of others while working in a shared lab setting.

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  • 16. 

    Oily rags should be placed in a

    • A.

      Trash can

    • B.

      Closed metal container

    • C.

      Open metal container

    Correct Answer
    B. Closed metal container
    Explanation
    Oily rags should be placed in a closed metal container to prevent the risk of fire. Oily rags can spontaneously combust due to the heat generated by the oxidation process of the oil. Placing them in a closed metal container helps to contain any potential fire and reduce the oxygen supply, minimizing the risk of ignition. An open metal container would not provide the necessary containment and could potentially allow oxygen to fuel a fire. Placing them in a trash can could also be dangerous as it may not be fire-resistant and could easily catch fire.

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  • 17. 

    Running, pushing, fighting, practical jokes, and other misbehavior can result in

    • A.

      Someone getting hurt

    • B.

      Disciplinary action from your grade level administrator

    • C.

      Loss of shop privileges (and additional bookwork) for the term

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that running, pushing, fighting, and practical jokes can lead to someone getting hurt. Additionally, these actions can also result in disciplinary action from the grade level administrator and loss of shop privileges for the term. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all the mentioned consequences can occur due to such misbehavior.

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  • 18. 

    Improper use of tools is not safe, an example of improper tool use is

    • A.

      Squashing a pencil or pen in a vise

    • B.

      Pounding on a screwdriver with a hammer

    • C.

      Using a machine with hood stings hanging untied

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Squashing a pencil or pen in a vise
    Explanation
    Improper use of tools can lead to accidents and injuries. Squashing a pencil or pen in a vise is an example of improper tool use because it can cause the tool to slip or break, potentially resulting in hand injuries. Pounding on a screwdriver with a hammer is also improper tool use as it can damage the screwdriver or cause it to slip, leading to injuries. Using a machine with hood strings hanging untied is unsafe because the loose strings can get caught in the machine's moving parts, causing accidents. Therefore, all of the given examples demonstrate improper tool use and are not safe.

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  • 19. 

    When lifting a vehicle you should

    • A.

      Raise it an inch and give it a shake

    • B.

      Put jack stands under it

    • C.

      Never get under a jacked up car that isn't properly supported on safety stands. Once a car is placed on stands it should be checked for stability

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    When lifting a vehicle, it is important to follow proper safety procedures. Raising it an inch and giving it a shake helps to ensure that the vehicle is stable and properly positioned on the jack. Putting jack stands under the vehicle provides additional support and prevents the vehicle from falling. Finally, it is crucial to never get under a jacked up car that isn't properly supported on safety stands, as this can be extremely dangerous. Therefore, all of the options mentioned in the answer are correct and should be followed for safe vehicle lifting.

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  • 20. 

    Eye protection (goggles, safety glasses and or face masks) are worn.

    • A.

      When you are in the shop area

    • B.

      When the demonstration area of the classroom is in use

    • C.

      When you are out in the parking area

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      Eye protection is optional

    Correct Answer
    A. When you are in the shop area
    Explanation
    Eye protection is required when you are in the shop area because there may be potential hazards such as flying debris, chemicals, or particles that could cause harm to the eyes. It is important to wear goggles, safety glasses, or face masks to protect the eyes from any potential injuries or accidents in the shop area.

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  • 21. 

    What category of fire extinguisher would you use on a gasoline fire?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    A category B fire extinguisher would be used on a gasoline fire. Category B extinguishers are designed to extinguish fires involving flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil, and grease. These extinguishers use a non-conductive agent, such as dry chemical or carbon dioxide, to smother the fire and prevent re-ignition.

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  • 22. 

    Which is a hazard associated with a running vehicle?

    • A.

      A moving fan

    • B.

      Hot exhaust system

    • C.

      High voltage shock

    • D.

      D. All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed in the question are hazards associated with a running vehicle. A moving fan can cause injury if someone comes into contact with it. A hot exhaust system can cause burns if touched. High voltage shock can occur if someone comes into contact with electrical components of the vehicle. Therefore, all of these options pose a potential hazard when dealing with a running vehicle.

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  • 23. 

    If you get something in your eye

    • A.

      Rub it

    • B.

      Have a friend wipe it with a paper towel

    • C.

      Use the eye wash to rinse your eyes

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the eye wash to rinse your eyes
    Explanation
    Using the eye wash to rinse your eyes is the correct answer because it is the safest and most effective way to remove any foreign objects or irritants from your eye. Rubbing your eye can potentially cause further damage or push the object deeper into the eye. Having a friend wipe it with a paper towel may also cause more harm. Using the eye wash provides a gentle stream of clean water to flush out the eye, helping to alleviate any discomfort or potential injury.

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  • 24. 

    Check chemical ______ twice to make sure you have the correct substance and the correct proportions.

    • A.

      Labels

    • B.

      Color

    • C.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    A. Labels
    Explanation
    To ensure the accuracy and safety of chemical experiments, it is important to check the labels twice. Labels provide crucial information about the substance, including its identity and proportions. By double-checking the labels, one can confirm that they have the correct substance and the correct proportions, minimizing the risk of errors or accidents during the experiment.

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  • 25. 

    The most common route of exposure for most health hazards is   

    • A.

      Ingestion

    • B.

      Inhalation

    • C.

      Skin absorption

    Correct Answer
    B. Inhalation
    Explanation
    The most common route of exposure for most health hazards is inhalation because when we breathe in contaminated air, we directly introduce harmful substances into our respiratory system. This allows the toxins to quickly enter our bloodstream and reach various organs, potentially causing a wide range of health problems. Ingestion and skin absorption are also possible routes of exposure, but inhalation is generally considered the most common and efficient way for hazardous substances to enter our body.

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