Welding Safety And First Aid

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Welding Safety And First Aid - Quiz

Welding is a fabrication process of joining metals using extreme heat. Take this quiz on welding safety and first aid to increase your practical knowledge of the subject. The two pieces of metals join together due to high-pressure heat, which makes the bonding of welded joint stronger. But, have you ever thought about the risks or injuries happening due to welding? The intense heat of welding, harmful dust, smoke, and light radiation leads to eye injuries and skin burns. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge and make you aware of potential risks and safety measures.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Always wear suitable protective clothing and _____. 

    • A.

      Eye protection

    • B.

      Ear plugs

    • C.

      Gloves

    • D.

      Boots

    Correct Answer
    A. Eye protection
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Eye protection" because wearing suitable protective clothing is important for safety in various situations, and eye protection is a crucial part of it. It helps prevent eye injuries from hazards such as flying debris, chemicals, or intense light. Wearing eye protection, such as safety glasses or goggles, can significantly reduce the risk of eye-related accidents and ensure the safety of the individual.

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  • 2. 

    Always keep a safe, _____ work area.

    • A.

      Open

    • B.

      Clean

    • C.

      Closed

    • D.

      As it is

    Correct Answer
    B. Clean
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Clean" because maintaining a clean work area is important for safety reasons. A clean workspace reduces the risk of accidents and injuries caused by clutter, spills, or obstructions. It allows for better visibility and organization, making it easier to locate tools and materials when needed. Additionally, a clean work area promotes good hygiene and prevents the spread of germs or contaminants. Overall, keeping a clean work area is essential for creating a safe and efficient environment.

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  • 3. 

    Always keep welding equipment in _____.

    • A.

      Good condition

    • B.

      Out of the way

    • C.

      Dirty

    • D.

      As they are

    Correct Answer
    A. Good condition
    Explanation
    It is important to always keep welding equipment in good condition to ensure safe and effective use. Regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment helps identify any faults or issues that may affect its performance. Keeping the equipment in good condition also extends its lifespan and reduces the risk of accidents or malfunctions during welding operations.

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  • 4. 

    Always check welding areas to make sure they're _____.

    • A.

      Safe to work in

    • B.

      Well lit

    • C.

      They have food stalls

    • D.

      They have TV for entertainment

    Correct Answer
    A. Safe to work in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Safe to work in" because it is important to ensure that welding areas are free from hazards and meet safety standards before beginning work. This includes checking for proper ventilation, appropriate personal protective equipment, and a clean and organized workspace. Safety should always be the top priority to prevent accidents and injuries while welding.

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  • 5. 

    Always respect gas cylinders as _____.

    • A.

      Dangerous

    • B.

      Expensive

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      Inexpensive

    Correct Answer
    A. Dangerous
    Explanation
    Gas cylinders are potentially hazardous due to the high pressure and flammable nature of the gases they contain. Mishandling or improper storage of gas cylinders can lead to leaks, explosions, or fires, posing a significant risk to people and property. Therefore, it is crucial to always treat gas cylinders with caution and respect their potential danger.

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  • 6. 

    Always _____ fellow students and co-workers.

    • A.

      Trust

    • B.

      Look out for

    • C.

      Mind the gap with

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Look out for
    Explanation
    The phrase "look out for" means to be watchful or attentive to the needs or well-being of someone. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that one should always be vigilant and attentive towards their fellow students and co-workers, indicating a sense of care and concern. This makes it the most suitable option among the given choices.

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  • 7. 

    Never enter the welding shop without wearing _____.

    • A.

      Safety glasses

    • B.

      Welding helmet

    • C.

      Welding clothes

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Safety glasses
    Explanation
    Safety glasses are necessary when entering a welding shop to protect the eyes from flying sparks, debris, and harmful radiation. Welding helmets are also important for protecting the face and head, but safety glasses specifically protect the eyes. Welding clothes may be recommended for additional protection, but the most essential item to wear in a welding shop is safety glasses.

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  • 8. 

    Never weld, cut, or grind near _____.

    • A.

      Fellow workers

    • B.

      Flammable materials

    • C.

      Both 1 and 2 

    • D.

      Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer
    C. Both 1 and 2 
    Explanation
    You should never weld, cut, or grind near both fellow workers and flammable materials to ensure safety. Welding, cutting, and grinding produce sparks, heat, and flames that can pose a fire hazard, and they can also release harmful fumes or debris that may endanger the safety of fellow workers. Additionally, sparks can ignite flammable materials, leading to fires or explosions. Therefore, it's essential to take precautions and maintain a safe working environment by avoiding these activities near both fellow workers and flammable materials.

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  • 9. 

    Never use _____ on gas cylinders, regulators, connections, or hoses

    • A.

      Leak detector

    • B.

      Oil

    • C.

      Oil

    • D.

      Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer
    B. Oil
    Explanation
    Oil should never be used on gas cylinders, regulators, connections, or hoses because it can cause damage to the equipment and compromise the safety of the gas system. Oil can react with the gas or its components, leading to potential leaks or other hazards. It is important to use appropriate materials and lubricants specifically designed for gas systems to ensure their proper functioning and safety.

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  • 10. 

    Never permit _____ to come in contact with a welding machine or gas cylinder.

    • A.

      Electrode holder

    • B.

      Bare hands

    • C.

      Rod

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Electrode holder
    Explanation
    It is important to never permit the electrode holder to come in contact with a welding machine or gas cylinder because the electrode holder carries the electrode, which conducts the electric current necessary for welding. If the electrode holder comes in contact with the welding machine or gas cylinder, it can cause a short circuit or damage to the equipment, leading to potential hazards or accidents.

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  • 11. 

    Never operate _____ equipment

    • A.

      Old

    • B.

      Ungrounded

    • C.

      Grounded

    • D.

      New

    Correct Answer
    B. Ungrounded
    Explanation
    It is important to never operate ungrounded equipment. Grounding is a safety measure that helps to protect against electric shock. Ungrounded equipment lacks this protection and can pose a significant risk to the operator.

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  • 12. 

    Never arc weld or operate electrical equipment while standing _____.

    • A.

      On wet floors

    • B.

      In poorly lit areas

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Semi closed

    Correct Answer
    A. On wet floors
    Explanation
    Arc welding and operating electrical equipment while standing on wet floors can be extremely dangerous as it increases the risk of electric shock. Water is a good conductor of electricity, and wet floors can provide a direct path for electrical current to flow through the body, resulting in severe injury or even death. Therefore, it is crucial to avoid performing these activities on wet floors to ensure personal safety.

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  • 13. 

    Never cut into barrels, drums, or any container that has not been _____, or filled with water.

    • A.

      Purged

    • B.

      Opened

    Correct Answer
    A. Purged
    Explanation
    When working with barrels, drums, or any container, it is important to ensure that they are purged before cutting into them. Purging involves removing any potentially hazardous substances or gases from the container, making it safe to work with. If a container has not been purged, there is a risk of encountering harmful chemicals or gases that could cause injury or even an explosion. Therefore, it is crucial to always purge containers before cutting into them to ensure the safety of the person performing the task.

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  • 14. 

    Never _____ electrical equipment to a building member or a piece of equipment attached to or part of a building.

    • A.

      Hang

    • B.

      Ground

    • C.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Ground
    Explanation
    It is important to never ground electrical equipment to a building member or a piece of equipment attached to or part of a building. Grounding electrical equipment to these components can cause electrical hazards and increase the risk of electrical shock or fire. Proper grounding should be done according to electrical codes and standards to ensure safety. Hanging electrical equipment or choosing none of the above options is not relevant to the given statement.

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  • 15. 

    Never engage in _____.

    • A.

      Horseplay of any kind

    • B.

      Unsupervised welding

    • C.

      Both 1 and 2

    • D.

      Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer
    A. Horseplay of any kind
    Explanation
    Engaging in horseplay, which refers to rough or rowdy play, can lead to accidents, injuries, or damage to property. It is important to avoid such behavior to maintain a safe environment. Additionally, unsupervised welding can also be dangerous as it involves working with high temperatures and potentially hazardous materials. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both 1 and 2" as both horseplay of any kind and unsupervised welding should be avoided.

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  • 16. 

    For a welding job where there would be a danger that flying sparks might strike a welder around the head and ear area, what could make the situation safer?

    • A.

      Moving the job to a safer area.

    • B.

      Make sure the welder wears the proper protective equipment to protect their head and neck area.

    • C.

      Take a different welding position.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Make sure the welder wears the proper protective equipment to protect their head and neck area.
    Explanation
    Wearing proper protective equipment is the most effective way to make the welding job safer in a situation where there is a danger of flying sparks striking the welder's head and ear area. This equipment, such as a welding helmet or face shield, provides a barrier between the welder's face and the sparks, reducing the risk of injury. Moving the job to a safer area or taking a different welding position may help to some extent, but they do not directly address the specific danger to the head and neck area. Therefore, ensuring that the welder wears the appropriate protective gear is the best solution.

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  • 17. 

    For a welding job that poses the danger that flying sparks and metal might fall on a welder's legs, what could make the situation safer?

    • A.

      Wear heavy leather boots that reach above the ankle and pants without cuffs.

    • B.

      Wear welding gloves.

    • C.

      Wear a welding jacket.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Wear heavy leather boots that reach above the ankle and pants without cuffs.
    Explanation
    Wearing heavy leather boots that reach above the ankle and pants without cuffs can make the welding job safer by providing protection against flying sparks and falling metal. The heavy leather boots can shield the welder's legs from any potential hazards, while pants without cuffs prevent sparks from getting trapped and causing burns. This combination of protective gear ensures that the welder's lower body remains safe from any potential injuries.

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  • 18. 

    For a welding job that will require a welder to be welding out of position in a confined area, what could make the situation safer?

    • A.

      Have the welder move to another position.

    • B.

      Have the welder wear a welding jacket and welder's cap.

    • C.

      Have the welder wear a hard hat.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Have the welder wear a welding jacket and welder's cap.
    Explanation
    Having the welder wear a welding jacket and welder's cap would make the situation safer for a welding job that requires welding out of position in a confined area. This protective clothing can provide insulation against heat, sparks, and flying debris, reducing the risk of burns and injuries. Additionally, the welding jacket and cap can protect the welder's body and head from potential hazards in the confined space, such as sharp objects or falling debris. Wearing a hard hat or moving to another position may not address the specific safety concerns associated with welding in a confined area.

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  • 19. 

    For a welding job that poses the danger that flying sparks and metal splattermight strike a welder in the chest or arms, what could make the situation safer?

    • A.

      Wear welding gloves.

    • B.

      Wear a loose fitting polyester shirt with a collar

    • C.

      Wear heavy leather gloves with gauntlets, and a long sleeved shirt with pocket flaps.

    Correct Answer
    C. Wear heavy leather gloves with gauntlets, and a long sleeved shirt with pocket flaps.
    Explanation
    Wearing heavy leather gloves with gauntlets and a long-sleeved shirt with pocket flaps would make the situation safer because they provide protection against flying sparks and metal splatter. The heavy leather gloves with gauntlets cover the hands and lower arms, preventing any sparks or splatter from coming into contact with the skin. The long-sleeved shirt with pocket flaps provides additional coverage for the upper body, reducing the risk of injury to the chest and arms. This combination of protective gear minimizes the potential harm that could be caused by the welding job.

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  • 20. 

    Only safety glasses need to be worn when grinding, chipping, cutting, or shaping metal with power tools.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because safety glasses alone are not sufficient for protection when working with power tools. In addition to safety glasses, it is also necessary to wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, earplugs, and a face shield to protect against flying debris, sparks, and noise. This ensures maximum safety and minimizes the risk of injury while grinding, chipping, cutting, or shaping metal with power tools.

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  • 21. 

    Eye protection can be worn over prescription glasses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Eye protection can be worn over prescription glasses because many types of eye protection, such as safety goggles or face shields, are designed to fit comfortably over regular prescription glasses. This allows individuals who require prescription glasses to still have the necessary eye protection when working in potentially hazardous environments. Wearing eye protection over prescription glasses ensures that both the eyes and the corrective lenses are adequately protected from any potential dangers, making it a practical and safe solution.

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  • 22. 

    Do not wear eye protection with plastic lenses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Wearing eye protection with plastic lenses is not recommended. Plastic lenses do not provide sufficient protection against certain hazards, such as high-velocity impacts or chemicals. It is important to use appropriate eye protection with lenses made of materials that meet safety standards and provide adequate protection for the specific task or environment. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 23. 

    Contact lenses can be melted to the cornea of the eye by electric arcs or sparks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Electric arcs or sparks cannot melt contact lenses to the cornea of the eye. Contact lenses are made of materials that are resistant to high temperatures and are designed to be safe for use in the eye. While electric arcs or sparks can cause damage to the eye, such as burns or injuries, they do not have the capability to melt contact lenses onto the cornea.

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  • 24. 

    A # 4 and # 6 shade welding lens used together will have the same protestion as a # 10 shade lens.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Using a #4 and #6 shade welding lens together will not provide the same level of protection as a #10 shade lens. The shade number indicates the level of darkness the lens provides, with higher numbers indicating darker lenses. A #10 shade lens offers more protection from the intense light and radiation produced during welding compared to a #4 or #6 shade lens. Therefore, using a combination of #4 and #6 lenses will not provide the same level of protection as a #10 shade lens.

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  • 25. 

    A welder is welding and wearing a welding helmet, the right lens shade, and safety glasses, but the welder is in a short sleeved shirt.

    • A.

      The welder is safe so long as the welding is done in a hurry.

    • B.

      The welder needs to have hands, arms, legs, and torso covered with durable flame-resistant clothing.

    • C.

      The welder needs gloves with extremely long gauntlets.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. The welder needs to have hands, arms, legs, and torso covered with durable flame-resistant clothing.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the welder needs to have hands, arms, legs, and torso covered with durable flame-resistant clothing. This is because welding involves high temperatures and sparks, which can cause burns and ignite flammable materials. Wearing a short-sleeved shirt leaves the arms exposed to potential burns, so it is important for the welder to wear clothing that provides full coverage and protection against flames. The welding helmet, right lens shade, and safety glasses are important for eye protection, but they do not address the need for clothing protection.

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  • 26. 

    The arc flash from an arc welding station is clearly visibleto people who have to walk to the shop office.

    • A.

      People should be directed to take another route.

    • B.

      People should be given shaded lens safety glasses

    • C.

      A protective curtain should be put up around the welding area to block arc flash

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A protective curtain should be put up around the welding area to block arc flash
    Explanation
    Putting up a protective curtain around the welding area is the best solution to prevent the arc flash from being visible to people who have to walk to the shop office. This will effectively block the arc flash and ensure the safety of the individuals passing by. Directing people to take another route or providing shaded lens safety glasses may not fully protect them from the potential hazards of the arc flash. Therefore, the most appropriate measure is to install a protective curtain.

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  • 27. 

    • A.

      Fixed shade lens welding helmet

    • B.

      Flip-front welding helmet

    • C.

      Auto darkening helmet

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Flip-front welding helmet
  • 28. 

    • A.

      Fixed shade lens welding helmet

    • B.

      Flip-front welding helmet

    • C.

      Auto darkening welding helmet

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Fixed shade lens welding helmet
  • 29. 

    • A.

      Fixed shade lens welding helmet

    • B.

      Flip-front welding helmet

    • C.

      Auto darkening welding helmet

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Auto darkening welding helmet
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