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Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Which route of entry occurs when a chemical enters your body through your airway?
a.
Ingestion
c.
Absorption
b.
Inhalation
d.
Injection
 

 2. 

Which type of exposure happens slowly over a long period of time?
a.
Gradual exposure
c.
Partial exposure
b.
Instantaneous exposure
d.
Chronic exposure
 

 3. 

What must be included in a written hazard communication program?
a.
A list of all chemicals including those not found in the workplace
b.
A list of chemicals known to be in your workplace
c.
The characteristics of all chemicals
d.
All of the above
 

 4. 

The Hazard Communication Standard, commonly called the “Right-to-Know” law gives you the right to know what information?
a.
Every chemical hazard in your work area
b.
Only which chemicals in the workplace are a fire hazard
c.
Only which chemicals in the workplace are toxic
d.
None of the above
 

 5. 

Under the Hazard Communication Standard, which of the following labels must be on a container holding a hazardous chemical?
a.
Nutrition facts
c.
Directions
b.
Warning labels
d.
None of the above
 

 6. 

Which one of the following hazards are represented by the blue section on both the NEPA and HMIS labels?
a.
Flammability Hazards
c.
Reactivity Hazards
b.
Health Hazards
d.
Water Hazards
 

 7. 

What is not found on a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?
a.
Melting point, boiling point, and flash point
b.
Toxicity, health effects, and first aid
c.
Hazard training requirements
d.
Storage and disposal
 

 8. 

Pathogens are __________________.
a.
Organisms that cause disease
c.
Parasites that do not require hosts
b.
Chemicals that are hazardous to health
d.
Allergens
 

 9. 

Which two viruses do you find in blood borne pathogens?
a.
Hepatitis A Virus and Influenza Virus
b.
Hepatitis C virus and Herpes, Type 2
c.
Rabies Virus and Poliovirus
d.
Hepatitis B Virus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus
 

 10. 

A non-likely route of entry for a blood borne pathogen is?
a.
Shaking hands
b.
Injections using needles that have been used by others
c.
Getting blood on an open wound
d.
All of the above
 

 11. 

Complete the following sentence: To reduce your risk of exposure to a blood borne pathogen, you should have a ____ of blood borne pathogens, follow universal ____, use engineering ____, and utilize ____ work practices.
a.
book, rules, skills, good
c.
knowledge, precautions, controls, safe
b.
knowledge, signs, rules, clean
d.
glossary, remotes, techniques, spectacular
 

 12. 

What should you do if you believe you have been exposed to a blood borne pathogen?
a.
Ignore it
b.
Cut the exposed area of your body to release the infected blood
c.
Run the exposed area of your body under warm water
d.
Wash the exposed area of your body with soap and water, then notify your supervisor
 

 13. 

The movement of electricity is called ___________.
a.
current
c.
wattage
b.
flow
d.
voltage
 

 14. 

What laws provides safety guidelines to protect young workers?
a.
The Occupational Safety and health Act and Fair Labor Standards Act
b.
The Occupational Safety and health act
c.
Fair Labor Standards Act
d.
The Workers Union Act
 

 15. 

What government agency is responsible for enforcing the OSH Act?
a.
Health Administration
c.
OSHA
b.
Occupation Safety
d.
None of the above
 

 16. 

Nancy is beginning her new job at a restaurant. To StartSafe Nancy should follow which steps?
a.
Think, plan, understand.
c.
Think, understand, plan
b.
Plan, think, and understand.
d.
Understand, think, plan
 

 17. 

What are StaySafe principles?
a.
Use your knowledge, share ideas, think safe
b.
Use your knowledge, practice safe, share safety
c.
Use your skills, practice safe, share safety
d.
Use your skills, practice knowledge, share safety
 

 18. 

An employer trains you on how to perform a job safely. After the training is completed and you begin the job, should you ever reassess your job and its safety?
a.
Yes
b.
No
 

 19. 

At the restaurant where Jim is working, the roof is leaking from a recent rainstorm. Jim notices water on the floor and realizes that it is creating a slip hazard. In the StaySafe philosophy Jim is doing what?
a.
Using his skills to recognize a hazard
b.
Using his knowledge to recognize a hazard
c.
Realizing the correct task to staying safe
d.
None of the above
 

 20. 

After informing the manager that there is water on the floor, Jim places a barricade around the puddle of water. In the StaySafe philosophy Jim is doing what?
a.
Practicing safety
c.
Practicing good knowledge
b.
Taking action to assess the problem
d.
Using skills
 

 21. 

After placing the barricade around the puddle of water, Jim wants his co-workers to avoid the area. In the StaySafe philosophy Jim is doing what?
a.
Sharing knowledge
c.
Sharing aid
b.
Sharing safety
d.
Sharing skills
 

 22. 

Which elevated work surface can be hazardous if the proper precautions are not taken?
a.
Scaffolds
c.
Ladders
b.
Loading docks
d.
All of the above
 

 23. 

A single extension ladder should extend how far above the point of support?
a.
2 feet
c.
4 feet
b.
3 feet
d.
None
 

 24. 

What are some examples of proper protection for guarding floors and wall openings?
a.
Railings
c.
Floor and coverings
b.
Toe boards
d.
All of the above
 

 25. 

Assume you never received scaffold training and your boss gives you an assignment that would require work on a scaffold. What should you do?
a.
Inform your boss that you would need to receive the proper training before you could begin the work
b.
Proceed to doing it
c.
Don’t do it and quit your job
d.
None of the above
 

 26. 

If you see a fall hazard inside or outside your work area is it your responsibility to take preventative action?
a.
Yes
b.
No
 

 27. 

When a portable ladder is damaged or broken, what should you do?
a.
Do not use the ladder and discard it so no one else can use it
b.
Use it
c.
Do not use it and leave it there
d.
Have someone test it
 

 28. 

You are working on an elevated surface that is seven feet high, what is the name of the rule that requires the surface be guarded?
a.
The two foot rule
c.
The six foot rule
b.
The four foot rule
d.
The seven foot rule
 

 29. 

It is critical to have a plan for any emergency that may occur. At work, one way you should prepare for an emergency is by:
a.
Finding the quickest escape route
b.
Knowing your employer’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
c.
Panic
d.
Find a safe area
 

 30. 

What is NOT covered in your employer’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP)?
a.
Employee benefits
c.
Safe zones
b.
Escape routes
d.
Safety precautions
 

 31. 

Sam lives in an area that is prone to tornadoes. If a tornado is headed her way, what is one thing Sam can do?
a.
Get to the lowest point of the building.
b.
Try to stay in an interior room with no windows.
c.
Stay within a doorframe.
d.
None of the above.
 

 32. 

Betsy is caught in her car during an earthquake. What is the best thing for her to do?
a.
Exit the vehicle and get as far from it as possible.
b.
Stop the vehicle.
c.
Stop and stay in the vehicle clear of buildings, trees, and overpasses if possible.
d.
All of the above.
 

 33. 

What steps should Ben follow to prepare for a hurricane?
a.
Panic
b.
Evacuate the area
c.
Find a safe zone
d.
Prepare a personal evacuation plan, assemble a disaster supply kit, and follow the instructions of local authorities.
 

 34. 

If you are caught in a building that is on fire which of the following is not the best option for evacuating the building?
a.
If the nearest exit is blocked by the fire, run through it quickly
b.
Find a route that is not blocked by fire
c.
Use a fire escape
d.
All of the above
 

 35. 

A train near Jason’s house just derailed. The local authorities said it is carrying hazardous chemicals and that the local population should evacuate the area. Jason walks out on his front porch and doesn’t smell anything unusual so what should Jason do?
a.
Evacuate the area
b.
Seal off all of the ventilation systems to prevent the chemicals from entering his home.
c.
Remain calm
d.
None of the above
 

 36. 

To apply the StartSafe philosophy to preventing workplace violence, what are the three steps to follow?
a.
Immobilize the attacker as quickly as possible
b.
Make a run for it
c.
Understand how to protect yourself, think about the safety in your surroundings, and plan your possible response to a violent situation.
d.
All of the above
 

 37. 

Failure to use proper ergonomic practices can affect ________________.
a.
your wrists
c.
almost every part of your body
b.
your head
d.
only your wrists, head, and legs
 

 38. 

Your _____________ is not considered a personal risk for ergonomic hazards.
a.
house
c.
home office
b.
vehicle
d.
work environment
 

 39. 

Mary types at a computer all day. She is at risk for injury by sitting in a ________ position.
a.
dynamic
c.
restless
b.
static
d.
vertical
 

 40. 

The severity of an electrical shock depends on ______________________.
a.
amperage
c.
pathway of electricity
b.
duration of exposure
d.
all of the above
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 41. 

Your employer is required by law to create a safe work environment.
 

 42. 

The “StartSafe, StaySafe” philosophy only applies in the workplace.
 

 43. 

Poor housekeeping is a major cause of workplace injuries.
 

 44. 

Good housekeeping is required by OSHA to prevent fall hazards.
 

 45. 

Guarding must be provided to prevent people from falling into dangerous equipment.
 

 46. 

You should not wear gloves around powered rotating equipment.
 

 47. 

Bifocals, sunglasses and regular glasses offer the same protection as safety glasses.
 

 48. 

Hair, eyeglasses or ear rings could prevent earmuffs from providing your ears good protection from noise.
 

 49. 

Falling objects, low hanging beams and electrical shock are all potential hazards to your head.
 

 50. 

Long exposure to high levels of noise can permanently damage your hearing.
 

 51. 

A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) tells you about the hazards of a chemical and how to protect yourself from them.
 

 52. 

Injuries that evolve over a period of time from repetitive stress are known as cumulative trauma disorder.
 

 53. 

Bacteria do not require a host to live and can be found on the ground, in the air and in the bodies of most living things.
 

 54. 

Your employer is required to provide a written exposure control plan, training, and adequate PPE for all your employees who may be exposed to a blood borne pathogen.
 

 55. 

An emergency can be caused by natural events or by human actions.
 

 56. 

Having a plan in case there is an emergency is only important when you are at work.
 

 57. 

Abusive language, harassment, intimidation, physical assault, and threats of assault are ALL potentially violent situations.
 

 58. 

One of the best ways to prevent workplace violence is to recognize the warning signs.
 



 
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