Drills to Spills: Test Your Tool Safety Quiz

By: Ryan Johnson

Drills to Spills: Test Your Tool Safety Quiz
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About This Quiz

Whether you're about to use a hand tool or power tool, there are many things to think about. What are you going to build? How are you going to design this piece? How long will it take you? What materials do you need before you get started?
What should you wear when you mow the lawn?
Long pants and heavy shoes
Long pants and heavy shoes will protect your legs and feet from debris kicked back during mowing.
Shorts and flip-flops
You can wear whatever you like

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How can you find out if your tool has been recalled?
Call the store where you bought it.
Wait for something to come in the mail.
Visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Web site for a list of recalls
The Web site for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regularly lists product recalls, so check the site often.

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True or false: You should always wear safety goggles when working with power tools.
True
It's true; you should always wear protective goggles to keep your eyes safe from dust or flying debris.
False
Only some power tools require eye protection.

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What should you keep handy when working with power tools?
Fire extinguisher
First-aid kit
Both
When working with power tools, it's always a good idea to have a first-aid kit in case of injury and a fire extinguisher in case a fire breaks out.

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What should you use to absorb gas in an overfilled tank?
Pour the excess into a cup.
Insert a tampon into the full tank.
If you put a little too much gas into your lawn mower tank, put a tampon into it. Within seconds, the excess gas will be absorbed into the tampon.
Nothing. It will burn off eventually.

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Which government agency is responsible for safety regulations in the construction industry?
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The U.S. Department of Labor has a division called the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It is responsible for safety regulations in several industries, including the construction industry.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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True or false: When cleaning and maintaining your tool, the tool should be in the off position, but you can leave it plugged in.
True
False
False. Your tools should be turned off and unplugged after each use. And they should definitely be unplugged before any maintenance is performed.
It depends on the tool.

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What is the most common cause of injury when using power tools?
Electric shock
Electric shock is the most common cause of injury.
Cutting the skin
Debris in the eye

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When using a razor knife, how sharp should the blade be?
As sharp as possible
The blade of a razor knife should be as sharp as possible. A dull blade is much harder to use and could slip much more easily.
Fairly dull
Completely dull

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When using a table saw, how should you retrieve your cut piece of material?
Reach across the saw and pick it up.
Leave it on the saw until it falls off on its own.
Turn the saw off and walk around it to retrieve the piece.
You should never reach across a saw to get your materials. Always turn the saw off when you are finished using it and walk around to get your piece.

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You Got:
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