Electrical Safety Quiz


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1 Safe work practices in schools for electricity include:
    The use of ground fault circuit interrupters
    Verifying the power is off before doing repairs on equipment or electrical components
    Keeping the proper distance from overhead power lines
    All of the above

2 The following is an example of work that may be performed by a person who is not an electrician:
    Construction of an extension cord using a standard junction box
    Removal of grounding pin from appliance cord plug
    Use of proper extension cord to power an appliance for a short time
    All of the above

3 Electrical current can flow through concrete.
    True
    False

4 The following is/are classified as unsafe act(s):
    Altering a 3-prong plug to fit a 2-prong outlet
    Using a GFCI
    Overloading circuits (more than one 6-way power strip per receptacle) in a computer lab
    A and C
    All of the above

5 Electrical cords connected to equipment may be used for raising or lowering equipment.
    True
    False

6 Conductive articles of jewelry and clothing should be worn around exposed energized equipment.
    True
    False

7 Extension cords in schools must have the following:
    2 prongs
    3 prongs
    A fuse
    None of the above

8 School employees can perform most routine electric work themselves and don't need licensed electricians.
    True
    False

9 Cords should not be run through doors or above ceilings, and should ONLY be used as a temporary way to get power to a piece of equipment.
    True
    False

10 Water around electricity really doesn't matter and ground fault circuit interruptors don't really work and are not necessary.
    True
    False


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