Summer Quiz

 In 2022, Tip of the Week

It’s officially summer! To celebrate, we’re offering this quiz on some typical summer safety topics. Test yourself and your coworkers. Some of the questions may have more than one answer. The answers will be at the bottom of the safety tip.

1. What would summer be without mosquitoes? Most of us would like to find out what it would be like without the bothersome pests. Besides being annoying and leaving itchy bumps on our skin, mosquitoes can also carry diseases that can infect us through their bites. According to the CDC, what are some diseases that mosquitoes might carry?

A. The Zika virus.
B. The West Nile virus.
C. Malaria.
D. Dengue.
E. All the above.

2. What are some steps that we can take to limit our exposure to mosquitoes?

A. Wear long sleeves and long pants.
B. Use mosquito repellant.
C. Getting rid of or covering containers of water.
D. Training outdoor workers on how to limit exposure to mosquitoes.
E. All the above.

3. You work outdoors, and it’s hot! The last thing you want to do is to develop a heat-related illness. What are some ways to prevent getting a heat-related illness?

A. Acclimatize yourself gradually to working in the heat.
B. Hydrate! Drink at least one quart (four cups or two 16-ounce bottles) of water an hour.
C. Take a break in the shade or go inside an air-conditioned building frequently.
D. Schedule outdoor work for earlier or later in the day when it is not so hot.
E. All the above.

4. Unfortunately, summer is also traditionally wildfire season. Even if a wildfire is miles away, you might be affected by the smoke in the air. Wildfire smoke is hazardous. What steps can you take to minimize the hazard smoke presents?

A. When the air quality index reaches a dangerous level, around 151 or higher, avoid going outside when possible.
B. If you must go outside when the air quality index is high, consider wearing a mask.
C. If possible, reschedule outdoor work for a time when the air quality is better.
D. Allow workers to take breaks indoors more frequently.
E. Close doors and windows to protect indoor air quality.
F. All the above.

5. Good summer favorite foods often include using a barbeque. But using a barbeque can put you in danger if you are not paying attention. What are some safety tips for grilling?

A. Keep the barbeque outside, at least 10 feet away from doors and windows to prevent the. potential for carbon monoxide poisoning.
B. Cleaning the grill reduces the potential for flare-ups.
C. Never add lighter fluid to a fire that is already burning.
D. Use caution to not cross-contaminate grilled vegetables with uncooked meat.
E. All the above.

6. The most serious heat-related illness is heat stroke. It is distinguishable from other heat-related illnesses by red, dry skin, and the patient might be confused or even unconscious. What can you do to help someone who may have heat stroke?

A. Call 9-1-1. This is life threatening.
B. If they are in the sun, get them to a cooler place.
C. Remove outer clothing, and pour cool water on the patient, fanning them.
D. Place ice packs in the arm pits and groin.
E. All the above.

Did you choose “all the above” for each answer? Then you did well! The correct answer to each question was “all the above.”

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