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Laboratory Safety Refresher Quiz
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Laboratory Safety Refresher Quiz


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1. Chemical’s physical hazards include being flammable, explosive, and reactive.
True
False

2. It’s all right to ignore chemical spills as long as they’re small.
True
False

3. After working with chemicals, it’s important to wash thoroughly before you eat, drink, or smoke.
True
False

4. Before starting any job involving a chemical, you find out its hazards and protections by checking its:
Container Label
Storage Location
MSDS

5. Your supervisor asks you to clean up your work area and put away all of the chemical containers that are out. As you begin, you find an unlabeled container that is half full of a colorless liquid. What should you do?.
Store it next to a chemical container that has the same shape
Take the container to the waste disposal pick-up area
Ask your supervisor for advice about what to do

6. It’s more important to arrange chemicals:
Alphabetically
According to compatibility

7. You should mark the date on time sensitive chemicals
When you receive them
When you open them

8. How much of a chemical should you keep in your work area?

9. Why is it a good idea to store liquids on lower shelves?

10. Compressed gas cylinders must be used in an upright and secured position.
True
False

11. The cap must be left on the valve when the gas cylinder is not in use
True
False

12. If a leak occurs, just tighten all the fittings until the leak stops.
True
False

13. Any regulators valve works with any gas.
True
False

14. If a leak occurs the cylinder should be taken outside, tagged, and the proper authorities notified
True
False

15. One common reason for on-the-job eye injuries is not using protective eyewear
True
False

16. The most common cause of eye injury is flying objects.
True
False

17. Many eye and face hazards require safety spectacles or goggles that protect you from the side as well as the front.
True
False

18. You don’t have to clean protective eyewear after each use.
True
False

19. Jewery may react with corrosive or irritating liquids.
True
False

20. Long hair must be tied back.
True
False

21. Food and drink are not permitted in laboratories because:
Other people may become envious of your goodies
They create unusual odors
They may become contaminated with toxic substances
They could spill on instruments and ruin them

22. Protective clothing and equipment, such as gloves and lab coats, should be removed before leaving the laboratory because:
Visitors may be frightened by the strange clothing
Contaminants may be transferred to persons or objects outside the lab
One may forget to return the gear to the lab
They are USDA property

23. To prevent slips and falls, shoes should have rubber soles
True
False

24. Sandals are acceptable work shoes.
True
False

25. Even if a job doesn’t require protective footwear, you should wear shoes with low heels and non-skid shoes
True
False

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

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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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