Safety Year Round

May is Electrical Safety Month and when we recognize Construction Safety Week and OSHA’s Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Everyone should practice electrical safety year-round, at home and in the workplace.

1. According to OSHA, temporary electrical power and lighting methods may be a class less than would be required for a permanent installation.

Correct Answer: True

2. Where conductors are run as multiconductor cord or cable assemblies, or where not subject to physical damage, they may be run as open conductors on insulators not more than _____ feet apart.

Correct Answer: 10

3. Generally speaking, portable electric lighting used in wet or conductive locations (e.g., drums, tanks and vessels) shall be operated at _____ volts or less. However, 120V lights may be used if protected by a GFCI.

Correct Answer: 12

4. Fixtures, lampholders and rosettes that weigh more that _____ pounds or exceed _____ inches in any dimension shall not be supported by the screw shell of a lampholder.

Correct Answer: 6,16

5. Unguarded live parts above a working space with a nominal voltage between 601–7,500 shall be maintained at elevations not less than _____.

Correct Answer: 8 feet 6 inches

6. What is the proper rating of the approved anchor point for a horizontal life-line that four workers are connected to?

Correct Answer: 20,000

7. The top edge height of top rails, or equivalent guardrail system members, shall be _____ inches plus or minus 3 inches above the working level.

Correct Answer: 42

8. In construction, the general threshold for fall protection requirements begin at what height?

Correct Answer: 6 feet

9. A safety monitor shall be _____ to recognize fall hazards.

Correct Answer: Competent

10. An engineering solution for recognized fall protection would be a(n) _____.

Correct Answer: Guardrail