Returning to the Safety Basics

It’s important to remind ourselves about the basic principles and requirements for a safe workplace.

1. Why do we install equipment grounds and equipment grounding conductors?

Correct Answer: All of the above

2. It is not a violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act for an employer to fire, demote, transfer or retaliate in any way against a worker for filing a complaint or using other OSHA rights.

Correct Answer: False

3. Employers must report all fatalities to OSHA within ______ hour(s) and all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within ______ hour(s).

Correct Answer: 8,24

4. Which of the following types of PPE is required to be provided by the employer?

Correct Answer: All of the above

5. Stored energy, such as a raised weight, is an example of ______ energy related to hazardous energy release.

Correct Answer: Potential

6. Energy in motion, such as electrical energy, is an example of ______ energy related to hazardous energy release.

Correct Answer: Kinetic

7. Slips, trips and falls continue to be the leading cause of injuries in the workplace.

Correct Answer: True

8. Maintaining three points of contact when ascending or descending a ladder or climbing onto a piece of equipment refers to ______.

Correct Answer: A and B

9. Rubber insulating gloves that are rated at 20 kilovolts (kV) are approved for maximum use at ______ kV.

Correct Answer: 20

10. The blind spot behind a vehicle, when looking through a rear-view mirror, can extend as far as ______ feet until the driver can see the ground level behind the vehicle.

Correct Answer: 45