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

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

Spill Response - Biological & Chemical


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