Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About Biological & Chemical Spills?

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Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About Biological & Chemical Spills?

What Do You Know About Biological & Chemical Spills? Chemicals are used for a lot of things in the world today, and that being said, there is a high chance that they may get disposed of in the wrong way or get into contact with things they shouldn’t. In this quiz, you will get to test out what you know about how to control or minimize the effects of a spill.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If a chemical or biological substance comes into contact with skin, eye(s), nostril(s) or mouth, you should:
    • A. 

      Remove contaminated clothing. Use emergency shower or eyewash station to flush exposed area for at least 15 minutes.

    • B. 

      Complete EHS Incident Report Form

    • C. 

      Notify Manager

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    If a chemical spill is less than 1 liter (and non-reactive), you should:
    • A. 

      Notify manager, put on PPE, dilute spill with water and flush down floor/sink drain

    • B. 

      Inform others of the spill, ensure the immediate area is evacuated and contact the EHS Emergency Spill Hotline for instructions

    • C. 

      Notify manager and others of the spill, retrieve spill kit, put on PPE, protect floor drains as required and clean up spill

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    If a chemical spill goes down the drain:
    • A. 

      Notify manager and pretend spill did not happen

    • B. 

      Contact the EHS Emergency Spill Hotline at 1-855-779-7733 for instructions

    • C. 

      Retrieve spill kit, put on PPE and clean up spill

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The EHS Emergency Spill Hotline must be activated for the following scenarios:
    • A. 

      Chemical spills (non-reactive) greater than 1 litre

    • B. 

      Reactives (any quantity)

    • C. 

      Oxidizers (any quantity)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The definition of a spill is: "An accidental, abnormal or inadvertent release of a chemical, biological or radioisotope substance from its intended container into the lab/PSC/facility or natural environment."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following types of chemical spills can be cleaned up without activating the EHS Emergency Spill Hotline?
    • A. 

      Oxidizer

    • B. 

      Reactive

    • C. 

      Chemical spill greater than 1 litre

    • D. 

      Chemical spill less than 1 litre

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Labelled as chemical waste and placed in the appropriate hazardous waste holding area

    • B. 

      Placed in the regular garbage

    • C. 

      Labelled as chemical waste and placed in the dumpster out back

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Sweep broken glass into the disposable bag provided

    • B. 

      Carefully retrieve any broken glass using forceps and place in sharps container

    • C. 

      Pick up broken glass with your hands and place in the garbage

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Spill Kit Poster only

    • B. 

      Spill Response Job Aid only

    • C. 

      Spill Response SOP and Electrical Safety Tag-Out Poster

    • D. 

      Spill Kit Poster, Spill Response Job Aid and Spill Response SOP

  • 10. 
    Which one of the following types of biological spills can be cleaned up without activating the EHS Emergency Spill Hotline?
    • A. 

      Biological spill less than 1 litre

    • B. 

      Biological spill greater than 1 litre

    • C. 

      Infectious Substance

    • D. 

      Category A Specimen

  • 11. 
    What sorbents can be used to clean up a biological spill?
    • A. 

      ACID LOCK

    • B. 

      ALKY

    • C. 

      RED Z or GREEN Z

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Ajax

    • B. 

      Virkon or Presept

    • C. 

      Windex

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Notify your manager and others of the spill

    • B. 

      Go grab a coffee

    • C. 

      Clean up the spill as fast as you can

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Lab coat/uniform

    • B. 

      Nitrile gloves

    • C. 

      Goggles/Face Shield

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Risk to the environment

    • B. 

      Risk to the workplace

    • C. 

      Risk to employees

    • D. 

      All of the above