One Month, All Kinds of Safety

May is a busy month for safety. From mental health awareness to electrical safety, professionals across the board are busy addressing safety and training for employers and employees. From May 6–10, we celebrated Construction Safety Week and the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Test yourself below on a variety of safety issues. And to all safety professionals, thank you for all you do to protect our construction employees.

1. One way to prevent traumatic brain injuries from falls at the same level is to wear proper PPE such as a hard hat or ANSI-approved helmet (Class C, G or E), with Type _________ protection that includes a chin strap.

Correct Answer: 2

2. One of the most common types of incidents/accidents is associated with _________.

Correct Answer: Missing the bottom rung when dismounting a ladder

3. A Class A ground fault circuit interrupter is designed to trip open the circuit at a current differential of _________ milliamps from the intended path of current flow.

Correct Answer: 4–6

4. Copper wire and copper-clad aluminum wire have equal ampacities for each standard AWG size when installed in single-family dwellings (e.g., No. 12 copper and No. 12 copper-clad aluminum both have an ampacity rating of 20A).

Correct Answer: False

5. The color code used to mark the second quarter tool check and cord testing in an assured equipment grounding conductor program is _________.

Correct Answer: Green

6. When an electrical test instrument is used where an electrical hazard exists, only _________ trained in the use of the specific electrical test instrument may perform the task.

Correct Answer: Qualified person(s)

7. Older test instruments without a CAT rating must be:

Correct Answer: Taken out of service

8. _________ is an approved, over-the-counter medication that, when administered at the onset of opioid overdose, can stabilize a worker until EMS can be summoned to assist in the medical emergency.

Correct Answer: Naloxone

9. If you use opioids for just 7 to 30 days, there is a _________% chance you will still be using opioids a year later!

Correct Answer: 13.5

10. Each employee on a walking/working surface (horizontal and vertical) with an unprotected side or edge that is 6 feet or more above a lower level shall be protected from falling by the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems or personal fall arrest systems.

Correct Answer: True