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Drills to Spills: Test Your Tool Safety Quiz
by Staff
Whether you're about to use a hand tool or power tool, there are many things to think about. What are you going to build? How are you going to design this piece? How long will it take you? What materials do you need before you get started?

What should you wear when you mow the lawn?

  • Long pants and heavy shoes
  • Shorts and flip-flops
  • You can wear whatever you like

How can you find out if your tool has been recalled?

  • Call the store where you bought it.
  • Wait for something to come in the mail.
  • Visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Web site for a list of recalls

True or false: You should always wear safety goggles when working with power tools.

  • True
  • False
  • Only some power tools require eye protection.

What should you keep handy when working with power tools?

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First-aid kit
  • Both

What should you use to absorb gas in an overfilled tank?

  • Pour the excess into a cup.
  • Insert a tampon into the full tank.
  • Nothing. It will burn off eventually.

Which government agency is responsible for safety regulations in the construction industry?

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

True or false: When cleaning and maintaining your tool, the tool should be in the off position, but you can leave it plugged in.

  • True
  • False
  • It depends on the tool.

What is the most common cause of injury when using power tools?

  • Electric shock
  • Cutting the skin
  • Debris in the eye

When using a razor knife, how sharp should the blade be?

  • As sharp as possible
  • Fairly dull
  • Completely dull

When using a table saw, how should you retrieve your cut piece of material?

  • Reach across the saw and pick it up.
  • Leave it on the saw until it falls off on its own.
  • Turn the saw off and walk around it to retrieve the piece.