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Chemical release? Let’s talk HAZWOPER!

This quiz will test your knowledge of how to respond to a chemical release in the workplace. Click below to see answers.

  1. If the situation is unclear or important information is lacking about a chemical release:
    1. It calls for an emergency response.
    2. Anyone can take a closer look, since a release is always incidental until proven otherwise.
    3. It’s probably safe, but goggles and gloves should be worn as a precaution.
  2. If employees must be evacuated from the chemical release area, who must respond to and handle the release.
    1. No one.
    2. Trained emergency responders.
    3. Evacuation wardens.
  3. First responders at the awareness level:
    1. Must be trained to recognize an emergency release.
    2. Always use the buddy system.
    3. Take an aggressive role to stop the emergency release.
  4. If a chemical spill poses a serious threat of fire:
    1. Clean it up at the end of the shift when fewer employees will disrupt the cleanup operation.
    2. Assign a fire watch for 30 minutes.
    3. It requires an emergency response.
  5. How many responders at a minimum make up a HAZMAT team for a small emergency response incident:
    1. Three.
    2. Four.
    3. Six.

Chemical release? Let’s talk HAZWOPER!: Answers

Test Yourself quiz answers:

1. a

2. b

3. a

4. c

5. b