1. What should you do if you believe working conditions are unsafe or unhealthful?

a. keep it to yourself and forget about it

b. call the county board of health

c. notify your employer first and then OSHA if necessary

d. go straight to OSHA

2. Fall protection is required at how many feet or more for general industry?

a. 4

b. 10

c. 12

d. 15

3. How should a person on the ground control a suspended load being moved?

a. use a pole with a hook on the end

b. grab the rigging

c. grab only the load

d. use a tag line

4. How many seconds is it acceptable to stand under a suspended load?

a. 0

b. 1

c. 2

d. 3

5. You, your equipment, and materials should stay at least how many feet away from overhead powerlines?

a. 2

b. 10

c. 30

d. 100

6. A worker mixing chemicals must NOT wear

a. safety glasses

b. goggles

c. gloves

d. long sleeves

7. How can a worker find out what chemical is in a product that they use?

a. ask your supervisor

b. look on the label

c. read the SDS

d. all of the above

8. According to OSHA, how often must portable fire extinguishers be visually inspected?

a. daily

b. weekly

c. monthly

d. yearly

9. A space that meets the definition of a confined space and contains other recognized serious safety and health hazards is what?

a. a confined space

b. a permit-required confined space

c. a non-permit-required confined space

d. not a confined space

10. The fire watch at the end of the welding operation must last at least how long?

a. 30 minutes

b. 1 hour

c. 2 hours

d. 3 hours

11. What material handling-related injury is known to be the number one cause of workers compensation claims?

a. workers being struck by falling materials

b. equipment contacting powerlines

c. back injuries

d. none of the above

12. As an operator, how often should you inspect your piece of mobile equipment

a. the first day of the work week

b. once a month

c. each day prior to operation

d. never, the mechanics will do that

13. Which of the following is NOT a factor that affects the load calculation of a crane?

a. the limits of the rigging

b. the weight of the rigging

c. the wind speed

d. all of the above must be considered

14. What is the greatest hazard facing a worker while working in a trench?

a. hazardous atmospheres

b. falls

c. cave-ins

d. falling objects


  1. C 2. A 3.D 4.A 5.B 6.A 7.D 8.C 9.B 10.A 11.C 12.C 13.D 14.C

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