Walking And Working Surfaces

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Walking and Working Surfaces is a movement to ensure the safety of all employees in the workplace. Given that falls are the leading causes of work-related injury and death, its prevention is a necessity. How much do you know?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following shall guard every stairway floor opening?
    • A. 

      A standard railing constructed in accordance with the standards.

    • B. 

      A chain across the front of the opening.

    • C. 

      At least ½ inch plywood covering.

    • D. 

      A safety monitor with no other work assignments watching the opening.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is true of portable stepladders?
    • A. 

      They may be home-made and constructed of any sturdy material.

    • B. 

      They must always be made of non-conductive materials.

    • C. 

      They must always be yellow in color.

    • D. 

      They may never be any longer than 20 feet.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is true of scaffolds?
    • A. 

      An access ladder or equivalent must be provided.

    • B. 

      Overhead protection shall be provided for workers exposed to overhead hazards.

    • C. 

      Tools, materials, and debris must not be allowed to accumulate in quantities to cause a hazard.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    Stairway railings are required on every flight of stairs having:
    • A. 

      3 or more risers.

    • B. 

      4 or more risers.

    • C. 

      5 or more risers.

    • D. 

      6 or more risers.

  • 5. 
    A standard railing consists of a top rail approximately _____ inches high, an intermediate rail, and posts.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      42

    • D. 

      48

  • 6. 
    With few exceptions, every open-sided floor or platform ______ feet or more above the adjacent level must be guarded by a standard railing.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 7. 
    What should be the first step in reducing trips and falls in any workplace?
    • A. 

      Good housekeeping

    • B. 

      Install more light curtains

    • C. 

      Fines for not cleaning up your workstation

    • D. 

      Round-Robin system

  • 8. 
    Why are toe boards required in addition to guardrails in many industrial situations?
    • A. 

      To prevent objects from falling onto workers below.

    • B. 

      Toe boards serve to delineate the outer edge of the surface via contact rather than vision.

    • C. 

      Toe boards add structural rigidity to guardrails.

    • D. 

      Toe boards allow ladders to be “toed-in” for support when work must be performed above the surface.

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