Team 6070: Gryphon Machine 2019 First Season Safety Test

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Team 6070: Gryphon Machine 2019 First Season Safety Test - Quiz

Welcome to the 2019 FIRST Season Safety Test! In order to ensure the safety of all team members during the 2019 Build Season and 2019 Competitions, Team 6070 requires EVERY student team member to successfully complete this safety test. You must pass with a score of 90% or higher in order to participate in the design and construction of the 2019 robot and attend competitions along with the team. Please be prepare and up to date with the 2019 FIRST Safety Procedures and best of luck on the test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is responsible for safety during team meetings and the design, build, travel, and event phases of the competition?

    • A.

      Mentors

    • B.

      Student Team Members

    • C.

      Student Safety Captains

    • D.

      Everyone!

    Correct Answer
    D. Everyone!
    Explanation
    Everyone is responsible for safety during team meetings and the design, build, travel, and event phases of the competition. This means that both mentors and student team members have a role to play in ensuring the safety of everyone involved. Additionally, student safety captains also have a responsibility to oversee and promote safety practices. Safety is a collective effort and requires the participation and vigilance of all individuals involved in the competition.

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  • 2. 

    As a participant in the FIRST Robotics program and a student team member of Team 6070: Gryphon Machine, what are some of your responsibilities to uphold?

    • A.

      Be familiar with the FIRST Safety Manual - understanding and following established safety requirements applicable to your work area.

    • B.

      Use personal protective equipment (PPE), safeguards, and other safety equipment as required.

    • C.

      Encourage safe behaviours in everyone around you.

    • D.

      Work in a safe and responsible manner.

    • E.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the Above
    Explanation
    As a participant in the FIRST Robotics program and a student team member of Team 6070: Gryphon Machine, it is important to uphold certain responsibilities. These responsibilities include being familiar with the FIRST Safety Manual and understanding and following the established safety requirements applicable to your work area. Additionally, you should use personal protective equipment (PPE), safeguards, and other safety equipment as required. It is also important to encourage safe behaviors in everyone around you and work in a safe and responsible manner. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the Above."

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  • 3. 

    Not only is it important to know your responsibilities as a Student Team Member in terms of safety, it's also vital that you know the responsibilities of your fellow Mentors and Student Safety Captains - as they are people who you will be reporting to throughout the year. With this in mind, what are the specific responsibilities of the Student Safety Captain? Please check all that apply.

    • A.

      Conduct safety inspections of the general work site, especially the robot construction area.

    • B.

      Coordinate, deliver, and track safety training for the individual team members.

    • C.

      Offer safety design considerations to the team so the robot itself is designed to eliminate or minimize hazards to an acceptable level.

    • D.

      Encourage your team to display positive safety behaviours at all times.

    • E.

      Familiarize yourself with all relevant event safety and restrictions of the FIRST Robotics Competition Administrative Manual. Go over it with the team prior to an event.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Conduct safety inspections of the general work site, especially the robot construction area.
    B. Coordinate, deliver, and track safety training for the individual team members.
    D. Encourage your team to display positive safety behaviours at all times.
    Explanation
    The specific responsibilities of the Student Safety Captain include conducting safety inspections of the general work site, especially the robot construction area, coordinating, delivering, and tracking safety training for the individual team members, and encouraging the team to display positive safety behaviors at all times. These responsibilities ensure that the work environment is safe, team members are properly trained, and safety is prioritized throughout the year.

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  • 4. 

    True or False -  If you wear prescription glasses, you do not need to wear safety goggles over them to achieve adequate protection. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Wearing prescription glasses alone does not provide adequate protection in certain situations where safety goggles are necessary. Prescription glasses are designed to correct vision, but they do not offer the same level of protection as safety goggles. Safety goggles are specifically designed to protect the eyes from potential hazards such as flying debris, chemicals, or intense light. Therefore, it is important to wear safety goggles over prescription glasses to ensure adequate protection in hazardous environments.

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  • 5. 

    In which following situation do you must wear eye protection?i)  When doing any work on the robot including grinding, drilling, soldering, cutting, welding, etc.ii)  Anywhere in the Pit Station including walkways and Team Pits at FIRST events.iii) When there is a risk of exposure to flying particles or chemical exposure (such as splashes, splatters, and sprays).iv) On the Playing Field and Practice Field at FIRST events.

    • A.

      I) only

    • B.

      I) and iii)

    • C.

      Ii) and iv)

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Eye protection must be worn in all of the mentioned situations. This includes when doing any work on the robot involving activities such as grinding, drilling, soldering, cutting, and welding, as well as in the Pit Station, including walkways and Team Pits at FIRST events. Additionally, eye protection is necessary when there is a risk of exposure to flying particles or chemical exposure, such as splashes, splatters, and sprays. Finally, eye protection is also required on the Playing Field and Practice Field at FIRST events. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above".

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  • 6. 

    Which one of the following statement is correct, regarding general safety requirements?

    • A.

      Follow safe work practices, including safe use of all tools and protective equipment, only when necessary.

    • B.

      Always walk and work in a controlled and thoughtful manner, unless you are late or called to by a fellow Team Member, Mentor or FIRST official.

    • C.

      Always maintain a healthy attitude regarding safety.

    • D.

      Keep full control of your robot during competition only.

    Correct Answer
    C. Always maintain a healthy attitude regarding safety.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Always maintain a healthy attitude regarding safety" because it emphasizes the importance of having a positive mindset towards safety. This statement implies that individuals should prioritize safety in all situations and consistently make conscious efforts to ensure a safe environment. It highlights the significance of having a proactive approach towards safety rather than simply following safe practices when necessary.

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  • 7. 

    True or False -  When engaged in FIRST activities, FIRST Robotics Competition participants must wear shoes that completely cover the entire foot. Shoes must be substantial and have closed toes and heels to protect against foot injuries, regardless of work location. Flip-flops, sandals, mules, lightweight slippers, etc. are not acceptable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Participants in the FIRST Robotics Competition are required to wear shoes that completely cover the entire foot. This is to ensure the safety of the participants by protecting their feet from potential injuries. The shoes must be substantial, with closed toes and heels, regardless of the work location. Flip-flops, sandals, mules, lightweight slippers, and similar footwear are not considered acceptable as they do not provide adequate protection.

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  • 8. 

    True or False -  All Team Members or Mentors are not to wear ties, loose clothing, jewelry, or hanging key chains when near or working on moving or rotating machinery. Hair must be tied back or covered. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important for team members or mentors to not wear ties, loose clothing, jewelry, or hanging key chains when near or working on moving or rotating machinery as these items can get caught in the machinery, causing accidents or injuries. Additionally, hair must be tied back or covered to prevent it from getting tangled in the machinery as well. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    True or False - ​The term 'Hand Tools' only applies to items such as wrenches, screwdrivers, chisels, etc.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The term also applies to any hand-held tool or implement/item used to accomplish a task.

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  • 10. 

    True or False -  Always use the proper tool for the job. If you do not have the proper tool, you cannot use a different tool to accomplish the task. Example: DO NOT use a wrench for a hammer or a screwdriver as a chisel. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using the proper tool for a job is important because each tool is designed for specific tasks and using the wrong tool can lead to inefficiency, damage, or even accidents. For example, using a wrench as a hammer can damage both the wrench and the object being worked on, while using a screwdriver as a chisel can cause the screwdriver to slip and injure the user. Therefore, it is always recommended to use the proper tool for the job to ensure safety and effectiveness.

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  • 11. 

    Which statement is correct in regards to Tool Safety?

    • A.

      Before using any tool, check to see if it is in good condition. If it is defective, dull, or broken, put it back on the shelf for your Mentor or Student Safety Captain to find themselves later.

    • B.

      When carrying tools, cover the point or any sharp edges with shields, rather than your hand.

    • C.

      When using a tool, place the work on a bench, hard surface or in the palm of your hand if there is no room.

    • D.

      When using knives/blades, direct your cutting strokes away from your hand and body. Be more aware of your surroundings then those around you.

    Correct Answer
    B. When carrying tools, cover the point or any sharp edges with shields, rather than your hand.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to cover the point or any sharp edges of tools with shields, rather than using your hand. This is important for tool safety as it helps to prevent accidental injuries or cuts while carrying tools. Using shields provides a protective barrier between your hand and the sharp edges, reducing the risk of accidents. It is a best practice to prioritize safety by using appropriate tools and equipment to minimize the chances of harm.

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  • 12. 

    True or False - When servicing or making repairs to the robot, plan all the required activities needed to be done. Make sure all team members are aware that work is being done on the robot. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When servicing or making repairs to the robot, it is important to plan all the required activities that need to be done. This ensures that all necessary steps are taken and nothing is overlooked. Additionally, it is crucial to inform all team members that work is being done on the robot. This helps to prevent any confusion or accidents and ensures that everyone is aware of the situation.

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  • 13. 

    True or False - ​Avoid working on an energized robot during repairs unless necessary.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to avoid working on an energized robot during repairs unless necessary because working on a robot that is still powered can pose serious safety risks. Energized robots can have live electrical components that can cause electric shocks or even electrocution. Additionally, working on an energized robot increases the risk of accidental movement or activation of the robot, which can lead to injuries. Therefore, it is advisable to de-energize the robot and follow proper lockout/tagout procedures before performing any repairs or maintenance tasks.

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  • 14. 

    True or False - The electric power source may be left plugged in when the robot is not in use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False because leaving the electric power source plugged in when the robot is not in use can be potentially dangerous. It can lead to electrical hazards such as short circuits, overheating, or even fire. It is always recommended to unplug the power source when the robot is not in use to ensure safety.

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  • 15. 

    True or False -  Lower all raised robot arms or devices that could drop down to a lower position on the robot immediately after the robot is de-energized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lowering all raised robot arms or devices that could drop down to a lower position immediately after the robot is de-energized is a safety measure to prevent any potential accidents or injuries. By lowering these arms or devices, the risk of them accidentally falling or causing damage is minimized. This ensures that the robot is in a safe state when it is not in operation and reduces the chances of any mishaps occurring.

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  • 16. 

    True or False - ​Any battery that is visibly damaged in any way is dangerous and unusable. Don’t take a chance- don’t use it!

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Any battery that is visibly damaged can be dangerous and should not be used. Damaged batteries can leak, overheat, or even explode, posing a risk of injury or fire. Therefore, it is important to handle damaged batteries with caution and dispose of them properly.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following items does FIRST recommend that teams keep readily available whenever working with batteries? i) A box of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to neutralize any exposed acid electrolyte ii) A pair of acid-resistant rubber or plastic leak-proof gloves to wear when handling a leaking battery iii) A suitable non-metallic leak-proof container in which to place the defective battery

    • A.

      Ii) only

    • B.

      All of the above

    • C.

      I) and iii)

    • D.

      Ii) and iii)

    Correct Answer
    B. All of the above
    Explanation
    FIRST recommends that teams keep all of the above items readily available whenever working with batteries. This includes a box of sodium bicarbonate to neutralize any exposed acid electrolyte, a pair of acid-resistant rubber or plastic leak-proof gloves to wear when handling a leaking battery, and a suitable non-metallic leak-proof container in which to place the defective battery. These items are essential for safety precautions and to handle any potential hazards that may arise when working with batteries.

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  • 18. 

    True or False -  You only need to inspect your battery for any evidence of damage, such as a cracked case or leaking electrolyte, once before and once after a competition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Inspecting the battery for damage only once before and once after a competition is not sufficient. Regular inspections are necessary to ensure the battery is in good condition and to identify any potential issues. Regular inspections can help prevent accidents or malfunctions during the competition and extend the lifespan of the battery.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following statements are correct in regards to safety at any FIRST Robotics Competition Events?

    • A.

      Use the buddy system when traveling and while at the event.

    • B.

      To gain entrance to the Pit, every person must wear a pair of safety glasses or safety rated prescription glasses with side shields.

    • C.

      Make sure the robot is properly secured if you must work underneath it. Never work on the robot on an unstable surface.

    • D.

      Use safe lifting techniques when carrying any heavy object.

    • E.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the Above
    Explanation
    All of the statements listed are correct in regards to safety at any FIRST Robotics Competition Events. Using the buddy system ensures that individuals have someone to rely on and can help each other in case of any emergency. Wearing safety glasses or safety rated prescription glasses with side shields is essential to protect the eyes from any potential hazards in the Pit area. Properly securing the robot before working underneath it ensures that it does not accidentally fall and cause harm. Using safe lifting techniques when carrying heavy objects helps prevent injuries and strains. Therefore, all of the above statements contribute to ensuring safety at the events.

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  • 20. 

    True or False -  You may ship all safety glasses or side shields in your team's crate(s). When you arrive at the event, someone from your team can enter the Pit and get the safety glasses for themselves and all other members. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. According to the question, it is not allowed to ship all safety glasses or side shields in your team's crate(s) and have someone from your team enter the Pit to get the safety glasses for themselves and all other members. The question implies that this practice is not permitted.

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  • 21. 

    True or False -  If you notice other teams in need of safety assistance, you cannot assist or mentor the other teams with safety issues. You must leave the issues to their team's mentors or student safety captains.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    You are allowed to assist or mentor other teams with safety issues if you notice they are in need of safety assistance. It is not necessary to leave the issues to their team's mentors or student safety captains.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following statements is incorrect?

    • A.

      If there is a hazard in your Pit or near your neighbours', you are not required to notify them of the issue.

    • B.

      Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly Pit Station at all times.

    • C.

      Safety inspections of your team's Pit Station are conducted constantly throughout FIRST events and once after teams leave as well.

    • D.

      Team structures, signs, banners, or displays cannot be higher than 10 feet above the floor.

    Correct Answer
    A. If there is a hazard in your Pit or near your neighbours', you are not required to notify them of the issue.
    Explanation
    The incorrect statement is "If there is a hazard in your Pit or near your neighbours', you are not required to notify them of the issue." This statement is incorrect because it is important to notify your neighbors if there is a hazard in your Pit or near their area to ensure everyone's safety and prevent any accidents or injuries.

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  • 23. 

    True or False - ​Keep the aisle immediately outside your Pit Station clear for pedestrians and robot transit. When transporting your robot, politely keep pedestrians alert to your movement. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is important to keep the aisle outside the Pit Station clear for both pedestrians and robot transit. This ensures a safe and efficient movement of robots and prevents any potential accidents or obstructions. Additionally, it emphasizes the need to politely communicate with pedestrians to make them aware of the robot's movement, further ensuring their safety.

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  • 24. 

    True or False -  Teams are not required to control access to their Pit Station. Visitors who are required to comply with PPE rules will be supervised by FIRST Administration. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Teams are required to control access to their Pit Station. Visitors who are required to comply with PPE rules will not be supervised by FIRST Administration.

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  • 25. 

    In regards to the safe robot lifting, handling, and transportation, when do you know when the robot is safe to move?

    • A.

      When all parts of the robot are secured.

    • B.

      When the robot is powered off.

    • C.

      When there is no one still working on the robot.

    • D.

      When there are enough people to perform the lift safely.

    • E.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the Above
    Explanation
    When all parts of the robot are secured, it ensures that there are no loose or moving components that could pose a risk during transportation. When the robot is powered off, it eliminates the possibility of any accidental movements or actions that could cause harm. When there is no one still working on the robot, it ensures that there are no individuals in close proximity who could be injured during the lifting process. Lastly, when there are enough people to perform the lift safely, it ensures that the weight of the robot can be properly distributed and controlled, reducing the risk of accidents. Therefore, all of these conditions being met would indicate that the robot is safe to move.

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  • 26. 

    True or False - When transporting your robot on a cart: keep the cart under control at all times, especially when removing or placing the robot and use patience and control when moving the robot, especially in crowded areas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When transporting a robot on a cart, it is important to keep the cart under control at all times, especially when removing or placing the robot. This ensures the safety of the robot and prevents any damage that may occur during the process. Additionally, using patience and control when moving the robot, especially in crowded areas, is crucial to avoid accidents or collisions with people or objects. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 27. 

    During FIRST Robotics Competition events, teams are given an area in the Pit to set up and repair their robot away from the playing field, called the Pit Station. True or False - Your team's Pit Station includes not only your individual pit/work area but, also all adjacent aisles nearby.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During FIRST Robotics Competition events, teams are given an area in the Pit to set up and repair their robot away from the playing field, called the Pit Station. This statement is true because the Pit Station includes not only the team's individual pit/work area but also all adjacent aisles nearby. This allows teams to have enough space to work on their robot and also provides a designated area for them to move around and access their tools and equipment easily.

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