Laboratory Safety induction questionnaire


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Question 1.
A spill of liquid nitrogen?

 a.  Increases the risk of explosion
 b.  Increases the risk of fire
 c.  Should be treated by the emergency drench shower
 d.  Can cause oxygen depletion in the air

Question 2.
The Bung of a liquid nitrogen dewar should?

 a.  Be taken out during transport
 b.  Be a bright colour for identification
 c.  Fit loosely to allow for expansion
 d.  Fit tightly to prevent loss

Gas Bottle Safety

Question 3.
At what height should gas bottles be fastened?

 a.  A third from the top
 b.  At the neck height
 c.  Sit the cylinder into a wide base fitting
 d.  A quarter from the top

Question 4.
When may you ride in a lift/elevator with a gas bottle?

 a.  When the bottle is empty
 b.  Never
 c.  Refer to MSDS
 d.  Use lift / elevator A

Safety Data Sheets

Question 5.
Where will you find a database for Safety Data Sheets?

 a.  Library reference section
 b.  Stores
 c.  Chemgold program on AIMSCAPE, the AIMS intranet
 d.  Reception

Question 6.
An Acute Health Effect is?

 a.  A state of deep stupor produced by a chemical substance
 b.  Adverse effects resulting from long term exposure to a substance
 c.  Adverse effects resulting from a single short term exposure to a substance
 d.  Exposing a chemical substance to the environment

Question 7.
An Occupational Exposure Limit?

 a.  Is the maximum length of time that one may work during a day
 b.  Is the maximum concentration of an airborne contaminant that a person
may be safely exposed to in a given period
 c.  Is the amount of a substance we may hold in a lab
 d.  Relates to the weather resistance of the packaging

Question 8.
Exposure to chemicals may be reduced by?

 a.  Wearing dust masks
 b.  Working very quickly with chemicals
 c.  Working outside with chemicals
 d.  Confining this work to a fume cabinet

Personal Protective Equipment

Question 9.
Which of the following is not a form of eye protection?

 a.  Polycarbonate safety spectacles
 b.  Face shield
 c.  Goggles
 d.  Contact lenses

Question 10.
What type of gloves are to be worn in a laboratory?

 a.  Depends on the substance being handled
 b.  Latex
 c.  Nitrile
 d.  Gloves are not part of the PPE for a laboratory


Question 11.
Waste reduction may easily be achieved by?

 a.  Disposing of the waste down the sink
 b.  Purchasing the smallest amount of a substance that is practical (also saves cost of disposal)
 c.  Disposing of the waste in large batches
 d.  Purchasing chemical spill kits

Fume Cabinets

Question 12.
The sash on a fume cabinet?

 a.  Should be opened to the maximum to allow you to comfortably complete work
 b.  Should be locked at night
 c.  Is always to be as low as possible
 d.  May be removed for larger pieces of apparatus


Question 13.
Chemicals are to be stored?

 a.  In alphabetical order
 b.  Keeping incompatible chemicals apart
 c.  According to their physical state
 d.  According to their weight


Question 14.
A safety shower or emergency drench shower is used?

 a.  When the SDS recommends it as a first aid measure for splashes
 b.  In every case of a large chemical splash
 c.  To help clean the lab at weekends
 d.  To put out fires

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