Tool Test

Safer, more comfortable tools that help workers be more productive are introduced regularly. While ergonomics may not be included in final OSHA rules, ergonomically designed tools limit stress on the body and help prevent acute and chronic injuries. Test your knowledge about the safety features of your tools?

1. When fan blades are less than _______ feet above the floor or working level, they shall be guarded.

Correct Answer: 7

2. Guard openings protecting fan blades shall not be larger than a(n) _______.

Correct Answer: ½ inch

3. Guillotine cutters, power presses, milling machines and jointers are examples of machines that require _______.

Correct Answer: Point-of-operation guarding

4. A safety muzzle that will keep a tool from ejecting fasteners unless the muzzle is in contact with the work surface is required on pneumatic tools and similar equipment when they are provided with automatic fastener feed operated at more than _______ psi.

Correct Answer: 60
Correct Answer: 100

5. A powder-actuated tool shall be tested _______ before loading to ensure safety devices are in proper

Correct Answer: daily
Correct Answer: monthly

6. Fiberglass-reinforced plastic tools, such as live-line tools, shall be tested to withstand _______ volts per foot for a minimum of 5 minutes.

Correct Answer: 100,000

7. Live-line tools shall be removed from service if any defect is detected and every _______ year(s) for examination, cleaning, repair and testing.

Correct Answer: One
Correct Answer: Two

8. Positioning straps used in power transmission and distribution shall be capable of withstanding a dielectric test of _______ volts per foot for 3 minutes without visible deterioration.

Correct Answer: 25,000
Correct Answer: 100,000

9. After April 1, 2015, work-positioning systems shall be rigged to limit the free-fall distance to no more than _______ feet.

Correct Answer: 3

10. In construction, the current permissible exposure limit for beryllium is _______.

Correct Answer: 0.2 µg/m3