Quiz: Terms & Acronyms
What do you know about some of the general safety terms and acronyms that are commonly used when talking about safety? We are going to give you a definition. See if you can choose the correct question containing a term or acronym. As usual, the quiz answers will be at the end of the safety tip.
1. This document contains written information for a specific chemical and/or compound and lists, among other things, precautionary statements, physical hazards, signs and symptoms of exposure, toxicology information, and other pertinent data.
2. This is a chemical other than a blasting agent or explosive that initiates or promotes combustion in other materials, causing a fire either by itself or through the release of oxygen or other gases.
3. This procedure is used to carry an electrical charge to ground through a conductive path.
4. The weight of a material compared to the weight of an equal volume of water is an expression of the density (or heaviness) of a material.
5. This is a chemical that is not corrosive but that causes a reversible inflammatory effect on living tissue by a chemical action at the site of contact.
6. The equipment (including a retrieval line, chest or full body harness, and a lifting device or anchor) that is used for non-entry rescue of persons from permit-required confined spaces
7. These are words, pictures, symbols, or a combination thereof that are found on a label to provide information about the hazards of various materials.