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Hazard Communication Quiz
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Hazard Communication Quiz


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1 Which of the following will be found on a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?
  Health Hazard Information
Special Protection Information
All of the Above

2 The yellow portion of an NFPA diamond will represent:
Health Hazard
Flammability Hazard
Instability Hazard
Special Hazard Information

3 A chemical's physical hazards may include:
Fire
Explosion
Reactivity

4 To identify a chemical's hazards, one should:
Smell
Read MSDS
Read Container label
Taste

5 It is best to keep all chemical containers closed when not in use.
True
False

6 A "4" located in the red portion of an NFPA Diamond label indicates that a product:
Is deadly
Is extremely flammable
May detonate
Is corrosive

7 Food, drinks, and cigarettes don't belong in a work area that contains chemicals:
True
False

8 Any unattended container with a potentially hazardous substance must have an identifying label of some sort.
True
False

9 Do you know where the MSDSs for your department are kept?
Yes
No
If answered "Yes", then list the location of where the MSDS are kept


10 Every chemical requires the same protective measures.
True
False

11 Some chemicals may have a dangerous reaction with:
Air
Other Chemicals
Water

12 Which of the following is NOT one of your rights concerning material safety data sheets?
They must be available to you the entire time you are in the workplace.
If you request to see one for a product you use, and your employer can't provide it, you may refuse to work with that product after one working day (until it is shown to you).
If you request your own copy of an MSDS, your employer has 15 days, by law, to provide that copy.
Your employer must individually cover ALL the MSDSs for substances you use in an annual training session.

13 You have the right to have your own copy of USDA written hazard communications program.
True
False

14 If you have a question about a chemical or product, you may consult:
Its MSDS
Your supervisor
EHS
All of the above

NOTE When finished, print out a copy and return it to your Safety Officer. Or...

Pick your work location:
New York: Ithaca & Geneva
Maine: Orono, Presque Isle, & Franklin
Pennsylvania: University Park
West Virginia: Beaver
West Virginia: Kearneysville, Leetown

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Last Modified: 2/2/2010
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