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1

What type of outlet protects the technician from electrical shock?

GFCI or GFI outlet

2

In identifying utility locate colors, What colors represent power, telecommunications, and water?

Red, Orange, and Blue

3

What is the minimum clearance between CATV and power at the house?

12 inches

4

What is the minimum clearance between CATV and all points above a flat roof?

10.5 feet

5

Up to how much stress can be placed on your back when a 75 pound object is lifted improperly?

750 pounds (3-10 times acceptable)

6

When routing underground drop cable parallel to lot lines, what minimum distance must be maintained from those lines?

4 feet

7

What test is performed to determine if gaffs are properly shaped and sharpened?

Cut-out test

8

What type of sleeves protect pole climbers against splitters and abrasions?

Kevlar

9

During which pole test should you be careful not to let power lines swing together?

Rocking Test (Push Test)

10

When working on a pole with gaffs, how far from the pole should you keep for proper knee/gaff alignment?

8 inches

11

What is the visibility rating on a clear night for a road's barriers' Type B High Intensity Warning Light?

1000 feet

12

What is the maximum allowable noise level before hearing protection is required?

90 dB

13

When it's properly adjusted, a hard hat can absorb approximately which percent of the force of a blow?

75%

14

At what level dBA must ear protection be worn?

above 90 dBA

15

How often should the lower controls of an aerial lift be tested?

Daily

16

What is the recertification timeframe for confined space certification?

Every 3 years

17

Which type of sign gives notice to road users of a situation that might not be readily apparent?

Warning Sign

18

What term describes a detailed thorough analysis of all of the features currently existing at the customer site?

Site Survey

19

What is the term for the right to use another person's real estate for a specific purpose?

Easement or Right-Of Way

20

How many feet should a ladder be angled per 4 feet of height?

1 foot

21

What are the three protection methods that should be used when working above 4 feet on a tower?

1. a fixed cable system2. a double lanyard system3. a retractable device

22

What must be marked on all safety glasses to ensure that they meet ANSI requirements?

Z87

23

Before breaking down a ladder, how far should the feet be from the leaning surface?

2 feet

24

If a vehicles weight and speed both double, the braking requirement increases by what factor?

8

25

What term describes scanning the area in front of your vehicle from sidewalk to sidewalk?

The 45-degree eye scan

26

What is the formula for ascending a pole using the hitchhiking technique?

Belt, Step-Lock-Step, Belt

27

What agency provides direction for state and local emergency planning officials in the EAS?

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration)

28

Which 3 items would you look for on an OSHA inspector's ID card?

1. Photo2. Serial number3. Signature of the Secretary of Labor

29

What is the proper angle of your safety strap when you are belted onto a pole?

5 degrees

30

When pole climbing, what is the proper angle of your leg when striking the pole?

30 degrees

31

How much time should be added to the 3 to 4 second rule when towing a trailer?

2 seconds

32

What are the three basic types of signs?

Warning, Guide, and Regulatory

33

What construction practice consists of a wall or floor assembly, a penetrating item passing through an opening in the assembly, and materials designed to prevent the spread of a fire?

Firestop System

34

What are the 2 "short distance" methods for carrying a ladder?

Half-Vertical / Half-Horizontal and Side Vertical (LH)

35

When a ladder is extended to 20 feet, how far from the base of the pole should its feet be positioned?

5 feet

36

Which parts of a ladder bear all of its weight and pressure when properly positioned on the pole?

Ladder feet and the V-rung

37

Name 3 of the 4 decals placed on your aerial lift truck.

Caution, Danger, Warning, Operating Instructions/Notice

38

What are the four ways to carry a ladder?

1. Horizontal carry at the shoulder2. Horizontal carry at the hip3. Half-vertical, Half-horizontal carry4. Side vertical carry

39

What is the position of the base section of the ladder when it is properly loaded onto a vehicle?

Facing down or on the bottom

40

When do the 2 foot-15 foot rule apply?

When setting up a road side workzone - 2 feet from curb or 15 feet from the edge of a roadway.

41

Relative to time and "eye lead time", how far in advance is the recommended scan while driving?

12 to 15 seconds

42

What is the first thing you do if you are involved in an automobile accident on the job/

Protect/Secure the scene

43

Commtech work shirts should be made of what material?

100% Cotton

44

Which rule determines how far you should lean laterally when working on a ladder?

Belly-button rule

45

What is the maximum number of tool loops OSHA allows on a body belt used for climbing?

4

46

Which two vehicle accessories should be addressed before lowering the ladder with a sidewinding rack?

Mirror and Antennae

47

Which piece of PPE should only be cleaned with soap and water?

Hardhat

48

What term describes having your view of the road blocked by another vehicle?

Billboarding

49

What is the national "Call Before You Dig" number?

811

50

Where should your eyes be focused while ascending or descending your ladder?

Your feet

51

Which is directly impacted by space for the vehicle and visibility for the driver?

Response time

52

When climbing, what should the proper angle of your ladder be in degrees?

75 degrees

53

"Safety Is _________ ______________."

Everyone's Responsibility

54

Vehicle Tip #1: How far ahead should you look while driving?

At least two blocks ahead of you, and even up to a quarter of a mile ahead on higher speed roadways.

55

Vehicle Tip #2:What should you do before entering an intersection?

Look both ways, even if you have the right of way.

56

Vehicle Tip #3:When stopped at a red light before entering the intersection you should?

Count to two or three -especially if there is a car in front of you.

57

Vehicle Tip #4:Use the _____ - or - ____ - second rule when following a vehicle.

three - or - four

58

Vehicle Tip #5:Increase your following distance to ___ or ____ seconds in wet or snowy weather.

six or more

59

Vehicle Tip #6:When you're at a signal light or stop sign you should?

Stop where you can see the tires of the vehicle in front of you touching the ground. (If in a van stay about 10' back.)

60

Vehicle Tip #7:Where should cones be placed when your vehicle is parked?

In front and behind. You will need both in most situations depending on how you're parked.

61

Vehicle Tip #8:What are the first, second, and third parking choice

1st Choice- Drive In / Drive Out2nd Choice- Back In / Drive Out3rd Choice- Drive In / Back Out

62

Vehicle Tip #9:When you back up, have a "_______" guide you, if possible.

"spotter"

63

Vehicle Tip #10:When you must back up you should?

Only back the necessary distance to get out of the parking area, and minimize disturbance of traffic flow.

64

Circle of Safety

Place cones upon exiting vehicle.Walk completely around (360 degrees) when picking up cones.Look under vehicle for children, pets, and toys.

65

"Standard Wear Safety Gear"

hard hat, safety glasses, and work boots

66

Foreign voltage is?

Any AC voltage that may be present on a conductor that is not designed to carry, or would not normally carry, a current.

67

Your FVD allows you to?

Test potential conductors as you move towards them.

68

An employee working from a pole shall NOT?

Leave the pole or transfer one’s weight to an adjacent object (e.g., ladder, aerial lift, tree, fence or any other object).

69

While working aloft secure yourself to the LADDER & POLE. Ensure the safety strap is?

Around the pole and through the ladder, under the top rung.

70

While working aloft secure yourself to the LADDER & STRAND. Ensure the safety strap is?

Around the strand and through the ladder, under the top rung.

71

When securing yourself to the strand, the _______ method is recommended and will help prevent the ladder from sliding.

1-1-1

72

1-1-1 method is: From the D-ring

1- Wrap the safety strap around the strand outside the ladder.1- Wrap it again between the rails including the strand and top rung.1- Wrap it a third time around the strand outside of the opposite rail and then back to the opposite D-ring.

73

When placing ladder on midspan with drop,

place ladder on opposite side of drop to reduce tension on drop line.

74

When replacing a mid-span drop

1) Disconnect at house first.2) Place ladder opposite drop / house.

75

While placing the ladder on the mid-span with multiple drops on either side of the span you should?

Disconnect drops (after informing customers) on at least one side of the span. Place the ladder opposite any remaining drops that could not be disconnected.

76

Work zone setup will vary depending on?

Work durationWork locationRoadway type

77

Older transformers may contain _______________ _________ which are a cancer-causing agent.

polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

78

Work should not be conducted within __ feet of a roof edge unless fall arrest systems are in place.

6 feet

79

____ __________may be used as fall protection provided they meet the regulatory requirements for top and midrails, toeboards, and strength.

Roof guardrails

80

No COMCAST employee is required to administer_____ ___.

first aid

81

If you are working on strand and see lightning,

get down from the ladder/pole and wait 15 minutes inyour vehicle. If no lightning is observed, return towork. If you see another bolt, wait another 15minutes.

82

Traffic cones shall be predominantly ______ in color.

orange

83

Traffic cones shall be made of?

A material that can be struck without causing damage to the impacting vehicle.

84

Cones must be a minimum of __ tall and be _____________ if used at night.

28"reflectorized

85

Cones-

28" tall, reflectorized

86

Drums-

36"tall, 18" wide, orange with white 4-6" wide alternating stripes(top stripe must be orange)

87

Barricades-

Type 1 24"wide with 1 horizontal 8" bar. Type 2 24" wide with 2 horizontal 8" bars. Type 3 is 4 feet wide with three 8" horizontal bars.

88

Warning lights-

Typically mounted on barricades, drums, vertical panels and signs and should be yellow in color. All warning lights should be mounted at a minimum of 30" from ground to the bottom of the lens.

89

Type A Channelizing Device-

Low intensity flashing visible at 3000 feet on clear night (Night use only)

90

Type B Channelizing Device-

High intensity flashing should be visible at 1000 feet on a sunny day. (Day or night use)

91

Type C Channelizing Device-

Steady burn visible at 3000 feet on clear night. These are used to mark the edge of the traveled way. If used to mark a curve, use only on the outside edge of the curve.

92

4 parts of traffic control zones

Advanced warning area, Transition area, Activity area, Termination area

93

5 types of traffic control zones

Long Term Stationary, Intermediate Term Stationary, Short Term Stationary, Short Duration, Mobile

94

Long Term Stationary-

Any work that occupies a location more than 3 days.

95

Intermediate Term Stationary-

Daytime work that occupies a location for more than 1 and up to 3 days or any nighttime work lasting longer than 1 hour.

96

Short Term Stationary-

Daytime operation that occupies a location for more than oneday but less than 12 hours.

97

Short Duration -

Work that occupies a location up to one hour.

98

Mobile -

Work that moves intermittently or continuously.

99

ANSI rating for hardhats?

Z89

100

When a Comcast employee causes minor damage in a customer's home ($1,500 or less), what phone number should be called to start a claim?

1-800-UNIcall

101

Each CommTech's vehicle is required, at a minimum, to have what safety equipment?

A. The number of traffic cones required by applicable lawB.1 Class 2 High visibility safety vest per personC. 1 approved fire extinguisherD. 1 Portable lanternE. 1 First aid kit meeting ANSI requirementsF. 1 Set of emergency triangles(or 3 reflective cones)G. 1 Revolving beacon light (or strobe) mounted securely on the ladder rack

102

3 requirements for technician work pants.

A.straight leggedB.no cuffC.either 100% cotton or denim

103

5 of 10 situations in which a hardhat must be worn

1.) On a pole (2.) On a ladder (3.) In the bucket of an aerial lift (4.) In an attic or crawl space (5.) In a confined space (6.) In a street with traffic (7.) Below an aerial lift or person on a ladder (8.) While operating a fork lift (9.) On a task with the potential for falling or flying objects or where there is a potential for a head injury (10.) While on a construction site

104

what two types of eye protection should be in field personnel's vehicles at all times?

clear and tinted

105

Name 6 of the 12 tasks in which eye protection should be worn.

1. While using any type of drilling or cutting tool2. While working in trees3. While climbing poles or ladders4. While soldering5. While grinding6.While working in crawl spaces or attics where conditions exist which may expose the eyes to potential injury7. While digging8. While trenching9. While using chain saws10. While splicing fiber optic cable11. While working on construction or line maintenance12. While performing any type of work where the eyes may be exposed to accidental or foreign objects

106

What type of PPE must be worn when handing batteries?

A face shield, eye protection, an apron, and rubber gloves

107

6 Characteristics of suitable work boots

1. Lace-up type boot that measures at least 6 inches from the top of the heel2. Steel or fiberglass shank3. Leather construction4. A heel that meets the sole at 90degrees and measures 3/4 inch from sole at purchase and 1/2 of an inch at any time5. A toe that meets the impact and compression protection rating for a nominal impact for 75 foot-pounds, the rating is identified as I/75 C/75 compression ratings6. Meets the electrical hazard protection rating, the rating is identified as EH

108

Name 3 situations when ear protection must be worn

1. when a noise level exists above 90 d.b.a2. Operating light to medium machinery3. Operating a chain saw

109

What is the minimum length a gauntlet must be on gloves when climbing or descending poles?

4 inches

110

New Natural Rubber Insulating gloves should be tested by a certified lab after how long?

12 months

111

New Synthetic Rubber Insulating gloves should be tested by a certified lab after how long?

18 months

112

Re-issued Natural Rubber gloves should be tested by a certified lab after how long?

9 months

113

Re-issued Synthetic Rubber gloves should be tested by a certified lab after how long?

15 months

114

When should a technician inspect their Insulating gloves?

A. When issuedB. Before each useC. After each useD. At least once per month

115

What are the requirements for a Glove Bag for insulated gloves?

1.A glove bag is waterproof, flame retardant, and ventilated for air circulation2. the glove bag should have a hook on the rear for attachment to the body belt

116

What test should be performed to verify effectiveness of rubber gloves?

The air test

117

4 instances when a shock hazard could occur

1. Grounding to a common ground at a customer's house or while grounding at the pole.2. when working on a metal sided building, mobile homes and trailers, or aluminum siding3. Whenever there is reason to suspect damage to any utility (test enclosures, pedestals, above ground vaults, etc) before accessing4. Whenever there is a foreign plant on our workspace, including telephone, down guys, etc

118

3 Basic guidelines that need to be followed for climbing.

1. Do not climb any structure, ladder or pole until you have been properly trained2. When climbing towers, you must be connected to the fall protection device and tower at all times.3. All fall protection equipment must be inspected prior to use and at intervals recommended by the manufacturer.

119

When working from an aerial lift, where must the deceleration strap by attached?

to the bucket or the boom

120

MUTCD

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devises

121

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration

122

7 goals of proper traffic control techniques

1. Reduce Accidents2. Minimize injury to Comcast Employees and the public3. Reduce damage to private and public property4. Minimize the possibility of claims and litigation arising from work zone accidents5. Reduce confusion to motorist6. Expedite traffic flow7. Improve public image

123

What 3 things should be visually inspected on a power cord before each day's use?

1. External defects (i.e. deformed or missing pins)2. Insulation damage3. Potential internal damage

124

What should be done with a damaged, bent or broken ladder?

It should be tagged immediately and disposed of or repaired as soon as possible

125

How far past the point of support must a ladder be able extend to gain access to a roof?

At least 3 feet

126

5 tests to be performed before working on a pole.

1. FVD test
2. Sound test
3. Prod Test
4. Visual Inspection
5. Rocking Test

127

What shall be placed on climbers when not being worn?

Gaff guards

128

Inadvertently viewing an unterminated or damaged fiber can cause damage if it is how close to an unaided eye?

less than 5 to 6 inches

129

What information should be contained in a fiber lock out tag?

a. Name of the Technician performing the disconnect
b. Date the disconnect is made
c. Reason for the disconnect

130

Where can a technician locate a lockout-tagout kit?

The Headend
The Hubsite, and in each fiber restoration kit

131

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheets

132

If there is a hazardous substance spill (such as battery acids, mercury, hydraulic fluids and gasoline) what two steps must an employee take?

1. Clearly identify and protect the area
2. Notify your manager/supervisor

133

3 features that define a confined space

1. Large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform work (2.) Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (3.) Not designed for continuous human occupancy

134

3 features that define a confined space

1. Large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform work (2.) Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (3.) Not designed for continuous human occupancy

135

Before entry into vaults and manholes what tests must be completed?

1.Test for combustible gas (2.) Test for oxygen deficiency ( where continuous forced ventilation is not provided)

136

What 6 conditions require continuous ventilation for vaults and manholes when work is being performed?

1. When an oxygen deficiency is found 2. when combustible or explosive gas vapors have been initially detected and reduced to a safe level by ventilation 3. When a toxic gas is found 4. Where organic solvents are used in the work procedure 5. Where the manhole is located in that portion of a public right of way 6. open to vehicular traffic and or exposed to seepage of gas or gasses

137

If working in joint power and telecommunications manholes, what procedures must be followed in addition to standard safety precautions?

1. A trained CPR and first aid employee will be available in the immediate vicinity to render emergency assistance as required 2. If host employer (company owning the manhole or vault) tests the atmosphere, Comcast's employee must ensure it is done according to Comcast regulation prior to entry.

138

How often are safety meetings required for field personnel?

weekly

139

What field personnel are required to attend safety meetings?

installers, technicians, construction, and warehouse

140

How often should a Vehicle Inspection Report be included in safety meetings?

Once a month

141

How often should office personnel attend an Employee Safety Meeting?

At least once per quarter

142

When was OSHA established?

1970

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OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

144

What is OSHA's goal?

to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation, safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.

145

Which OSHA article covers Telecommunications?

1910.268

146

According to OSHA guidlines, how often should first aid kits be inspected?

At least once a month

147

What are the general hardware requirements for body belts, safety straps and lanyards?

dropped forge or pressed steel and have a corrosion resistant finish tested to meet the requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials BI 17-64 (50 hour test)

148

What is the acceptable leakage current for fabric and leather used in safety belts.

It may not be used if the leakage current exceeds 1 milli-ampere when a potential of 3,000 volts is applied to the electrodes positioned 12 inches apart.

149

What are the minimum requirements for fabric used in safety straps in an A.C. dielectric test?

Must be capable of withstanding an A.C. dielectric test of not less than 25,000 volts per foot "dry" for 3 minutes without visible deterioration

150

what are the safest types of pants to wear when climbing a pole?

Straight-legged

151

what is the recommended length of a gaff?

1 1/4 inches.

152

how many points of contact should you keep on the pole when you are ascending or descending?

3

153

What are the minimum requirements for fabric used in safety straps in an A.C. dielectric test?

Must be capable of withstanding an A.C. dielectric test of not less than 25,000 volts per foot "dry" for 3 minutes

154

A conductor or system of conductors through which an electric current is intended to flow

Circuit

155

what accessories should be removed before climbing?

Metal watches, rings, key chains, other simular conductors

156

What are the stitching requirements for body belts, safety straps, and lanyards?

minimum 42-pound weight nylon or equivalent thread and shall be locked stitched. Stitching parallel to an edge may not be less than 3/16 inch from the edge of the narrowest member caught by the thread. The use of cross-stitching on leather is prohibited.

157

A conductive connection, whether intentional or accidental, by which an electric circuit or equipment is connected to referenced ground.

Ground (as a noun)

158

At what depth is a ladder required to enter/exit a manhole

Manholes exceeding 4 feet in depth

159

An electrical connection from one conductive element to another for the purpose of minimizing potential differences or providing suitable conductivity for fault current or for mitigation of leakage current and electrolytic action

Bond

160

A material, usually in the form of wire, cable, or buss bar, suitable for carrying an electric current

Conductor

161

That conductive body, usually earth, to which an electric potential is referenced.

Ground (reference)

162

The connecting or establishment of a connection, whether by intention or accident, of an electric circuit or equipment to referenced ground

Ground (as a verb)

163

A subsurface enclosure, which personnel may enter and which is used for thepurpose of installing, operating, and maintaining submersible equipment and/or cable.

Manhole

164

what are potential hazards on a pole for gaffing.

Knots and knot holes, Cracks and weathered cracks, creosote, excessive gaff cuts, shell rot, other fungus growth, lighting or fire damage

165

White is used to indicate what in locating underground utilities?

Proposed excavation route

166

What does Pink indicate on an underground locate?

Temporary Survey Markings

167

what is a chemical that is put on the poles a a preservative that should be avoided.

Creosote

168

What Does Yellow indicate on an underground locate?

Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum, or Gaseous Materials

169

Each Safety Leader and Field Supervisor will ride along with, or perform job site safety reviews with technicians how often?

At least once per quarter, per technician

170

What are the three levels of Comcast safety committees?

1. The corporate-level safety committee 2. The divisional-level safety committee 3. The system-level safety committee

171

What does Purple indicate on an underground locate?

Reclaimed Water, Irrigation and Slurry Lines

172

What are the three recognized categories that accidents can be grouped into?

1.Employee Injury 2.Motor Vehicle Accident 3.General Liability (including property damage and bodily injury to a third party, but excluding injuries sustained as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

173

What does Red indicate on an underground locate?

Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables

174

What does Orange indicate on an underground locate?

Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit

175

What does Blue indicate on an underground locate?

Potable Water

176

What does purple indicate on an underground locate?

Reclaimed Water, Irrigation and Slurry Lines

177

What does Green indicate on an underground locate?

Sewer and Drain Lines

178

When you first get to the job site,what should you do before settingup or extending your ladder?

Double check the ground where the ladder will be set up and check for voltage at the pole.

179

when looking at the ground to set up a ladder where should you be looking?

Where the ladder will end upafter you apply the 4 to 1 rule.

180

name 5 things to inspect on a ladder?

 Rung locks – operate freely Feet are on tight and have theproper protective grips/pads Rungs are solidly in place – notloose, worn, broken or missing Fiberglass rails are solidly in place –no cracks, splinters, dents or wornspots Rope – not frayed, worn or rotten Rung lock flippers – working andnot worn or bent Pulley and mount bracket – notworn or cracked and wheel movesfreely Strand hooks are solidly in place –not bent or cracked Annual inspection tag – in placeand current.

181

what is the foreign voltage test

Using avoltage detector, check the pole andany connecting hardware for stray orforeign voltages. If voltage ispresent, contact your supervisor.

182

what is the sound test?

Strike the pole with a hammer in several locations from ground level to the highest reaching point. If it sounds solid, it should be a good pole. If it sounds hollow, it is probably a bad pole.

183

what is the prod test?

Using a screwdriver at least 5 inches long or similar prodding tool, attempt to penetrate into the pole just below ground level in a couple of different spots below the soil surface around the base of the pole. If the tool goes into the pole more than ½ inch, the pole could be rotten and may not support the weight of you and your ladder.

184

what is visual inspection?

Inspect the pole(s) carefully for conditions, such as rot, impact damage, cracks,foreign attachments, etc. Look for bee or hornet nests on the bottom of transformers, phone splice housings or other attachments.

185

what is the rocking test?

attempt to rock the pole back and forth. Caution must be exercised to avoid causing power lines to swing together. If the pole makes a cracking sound during the test, it shall be considered unsafe. Be sure to wear your gloves whenever you touch the pole.

186

Which is the safest ladder carry on windy days?

Horizontal carry at the hip

187

Which ladder carry should you use if youare traveling more than 15 feet tothe work site and have firm, dryground and little wind?

Horizontal carry at the shoulder

188

Which carry can you use for shortdistances, under 15 feet?

Half-vertical, half-horizontalcarry

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Why wouldn’t you use the halfvertical,half-horizontal carry forlonger distances?

The ladder isn’t as stable and carrying it this way puts more strain onyour arms and back

190

Which carry would you use if theground were slippery or unstable?

Horizontal carry at the hip

191

When would you use the sidevertical carry?

When you are moving the ladder just a short distance down the same leaning surface, like the side of a house.

192

Which is the most commonly usedcarry?

Horizontal carry at the shoulder

193

What would you do if the pole you areworking on were right next to asidewalk where pedestrians could be?

Place cones in a wide areaaround the base of the ladder to steer anypedestrians away from the ladder.

194

What should you do if there is adoorway where you want to placeyour ladder?

If it absolutely cannot beavoided, alert the occupants and makesure the door is locked or blocked off. Ifyou can’t ensure your safety, find anotherway.

195

What if you are working on a ladder nearwindows?

Don’t put ladders in front of windows. Although there is less danger to you, it is too easy to damage or break a window with the ladder or another piece of equipment. For the same reason,never put your ladder against any equipment or riser on a house or pole.

196

If your ladders are equipped with icetoes, when and how are they used?

Ice toes are to be used when slippery conditions exist. In these situations, be sure that the ice toes flip outward and upward. Gravity will keep the ladder in position and will keep the ice toes from unintentionally flipping out of position.

197

Your ladder is set up against a pole,but before you start ascending, thereare two things you should do. Whatare they?

Boots are clean and safety strapis over your shoulder and out of the way.

198

What are some other guidelines youshould keep in mind when you startascending a ladder?

Face the ladder; keep both hands free to grasp the ladder; step on the arch of the foot with heels snug against the rung.

199

What does keeping three points ofcontact mean?

Two feet and 1 hand or 2 hands and 1 foot in contact with the ladder at all times.

200

We want you to constantly be awareof your overhead clearances,especially power lines, but we alsowant you to be cautious when you arechecking clearances. What shouldyou do?

Stop with both feet on the ladder whenever you need to look up.Otherwise, keep your focus on your feet.

201

How far from the top of the laddershould you stop?

Three rungs from the top.

202

Once you reach the top of the ladder,what should you do prior to beltingon?

Lean into the ladder; slide your foot forward to lock your heel on the rung; spread your feet to the rails; test for voltage.

203

What must you do before starting totake a ladder down?

Put on my work gloves to protect me against rope burn and fiberglass splinters.

204

When you finish your work, can you just pick up the ladder and head back to the truck?

No, you need to check the path back and make sure it’s clear, especially if you’ve been up there awhile. You may have to open some gates or remove some obstacles that have appeared since you were last there.

205

True of False: the only risk associated with operating an aerial lift is electrocution?

False

206

There are _______, ______, ______, and company rulesand regulations governing the safe operation of aeriallifts.

Local, State, and Federal

207

It is essential to know the _______ _______ ofan aerial lift vehicle to avoid hitting overheadobstacles while in motion.

clearance requirements

208

When working on an incline, what is required toavoid overturning an aerial lift vehicle?

extra precautions

209

A malfunction of the ______ _______ may cause the aerial lift to stop functioning?

Hydraulic System

210

Prior to operating from an aerial lift bucket at thebeginning of the day, what must first always be tested?

The lift controls from the ground.

211

While working in an aerial lift bucket, what must always be worn?

An Approved Deceleration Fall Arrest System

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Who keeps records of all reported work placeincidents?

OSHA

Decks in 2016 Master Class (110):