Flashcards in safety edited Deck (79):
What type of outlet protects the technician from electrical shock?
GFCI or GFI outlet
In identifying utility locate colors, What colors represent power, telecommunications, and water?
Red, Orange, and Blue
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)
What type of sleeves protect pole climbers against splitters and abrasions?
What is the maximum allowable noise level before hearing protection is required?
When it's properly adjusted, a hard hat can absorb approximately which percent of the force of a blow?
At what level dBA must ear protection be worn?
above 90 dBA
How often should the lower controls of an aerial lift be tested?
What is the recertification timeframe for confined space certification?
Every 3 years
Which type of sign gives notice to road users of a situation that might not be readily apparent?
What term describes a detailed thorough analysis of all of the features currently existing at the customer site?
What is the term for the right to use another person's real estate for a specific purpose?
Easement or Right-Of Way
What are the three protection methods that should be used when working above 4 feet on a tower?
1. a fixed cable system
2. a double lanyard system
3. a retractable device
What must be marked on all safety glasses to ensure that they meet ANSI requirements?
If a vehicles weight and speed both double, the braking requirement increases by what factor?
What is the formula for ascending a pole using the hitchhiking technique?
Belt, Step-Lock-Step, Belt
What agency provides direction for state and local emergency planning officials in the EAS?
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration)
Which 3 items would you look for on an OSHA inspector's ID card?
2. Serial number
3. Signature of the Secretary of Labor
What are the three basic types of signs?
Warning, Guide, and Regulatory
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?
Name 3 of the 4 decals placed on your aerial lift truck.
Caution, Danger, Warning, Operating Instructions/Notice
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.
Relative to time and "eye lead time", how far in advance is the recommended scan while driving?
12 to 15 seconds
What is the first thing you do if you are involved in an automobile accident on the job/
Protect/Secure the scene
Commtech work shirts should be made of what material?
Which rule determines how far you should lean laterally when working on a ladder?
Which two vehicle accessories should be addressed before lowering the ladder with a sidewinding rack?
Mirror and Antennae
Which piece of PPE should only be cleaned with soap and water?
What term describes having your view of the road blocked by another vehicle?
What is the national "Call Before You Dig" number?
Where should your eyes be focused while ascending or descending your ladder?
Which is directly impacted by space for the vehicle and visibility for the driver?
"Safety Is _________ ______________."
"Standard Wear Safety Gear"
hard hat, safety glasses, and work boots
When securing yourself to the strand, the _______ method is recommended and will help prevent the ladder from sliding.
Work zone setup will vary depending on?
____ __________may be used as fall protection provided they meet the regulatory requirements for top and midrails, toeboards, and strength.
No COMCAST employee is required to administer_____ ___.
Traffic cones shall be predominantly ______ in color.
Traffic cones shall be made of?
A material that can be struck without causing damage to the impacting vehicle.
Cones must be a minimum of __ tall and be _____________ if used at night.
4 parts of traffic control zones
Advanced Warning area
ANSI rating for hardhats?
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?
3 requirements for technician work pants.
C.either 100% cotton or denim
what two types of eye protection should be in field personnel's vehicles at all times?
clear and tinted
What type of PPE must be worn when handing batteries?
A face shield, eye protection, an apron, and rubber gloves
Name 3 situations when ear protection must be worn
1. when a noise level exists above 90 d.b.a
2. Operating light to medium machinery
3. Operating a chain saw
What test should be performed to verify effectiveness of rubber gloves?
The air test
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 damage
3. Potential internal damage
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
Where can a technician locate a lockout-tagout kit?
and in each fiber restoration kit
Material Safety Data Sheets
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
How often are safety meetings required for field personnel?
What field personnel are required to attend safety meetings?
installers, technicians, construction, and warehouse
How often should a Vehicle Inspection Report be included in safety meetings?
Once a month
How often should office personnel attend an Employee Safety Meeting?
At least once per quarter
When was OSHA established?
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
According to OSHA guidlines, how often should first aid kits be inspected?
At least once a month
what are the safest types of pants to wear when climbing a pole?
A conductor or system of conductors through which an electric current is intended to flow
What does Pink indicate on an underground locate?
Temporary Survey Markings
What Does Yellow indicate on an underground locate?
Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum, or Gaseous Materials
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
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
What are the three recognized categories that accidents can be grouped into?
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.
What does Red indicate on an underground locate?
Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables
What does Orange indicate on an underground locate?
Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit
What does Blue indicate on an underground locate?
What does Purple indicate on an underground locate?
Reclaimed Water, Irrigation and Slurry Lines
What does Green indicate on an underground locate?
Sewer and Drain Lines
How far from the top of the ladder should you stop?
Three rungs from the top.
True of False: the only risk associated with operating an aerial lift is electrocution?
There are _______, ______, ______, and company rulesand regulations governing the safe operation of aeriallifts.
Local, State, and Federal
A malfunction of the ______ _______ may cause the aerial lift to stop functioning?
Prior to operating from an aerial lift bucket at the beginning of the day, what must first always be tested?
The lift controls from the ground.