Safety in the New Normal

Many recommendations and preventive measures are being implemented to keep the workforce safe and protect employees and the public from the coronavirus. A lot of these carry over into our personal lives.

1. The purpose of a cloth face covering—as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and OSHA—is to _______.

Correct Answer: Protect others from yourself

2. Social distancing is a method of control used to prevent exposure to the coronavirus. It specifically means _______.

Correct Answer: All of the above

3. The best method of preventing exposures against blood-borne pathogens, according to infectious exposure control plans, is to practice _______.

Correct Answer: Universal precautions

4. The type of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for an exposure to chemicals or infectious agents would be a(n) _______.

Correct Answer: N-95 or better rated respirator with proper rated cartridge if needed

5. When working around energized electrical equipment and circuits, an employee should wear a(n) _______.

Correct Answer: Appropriate level of PPE according to the arc-flash and shock-risk assessments

6. According to the CDC, what is your COVID-19 exposure risk if you have traveled internationally in the past few months?

Correct Answer: High to very high risk

7. An outbreak of a disease or virus over a large area or population is considered a(n) _______.

Correct Answer: Pandemic

8. To make an effective household disinfectant by mixing unexpired bleach with water, use a ratio of _______.

Correct Answer: One-third cup bleach per gallon of water

9. Alcohol disinfectant solution must be at least _______ % alcohol to be effective.

Correct Answer: 70

10. When washing hands, to be effective, you should scrub your hands for at least _______ with soap and water, rinse and allow to air dry or dry off with a clean towel.

Correct Answer: 20 seconds