Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Quiz

  • Reviewed By: Mr. Qaseem (Safety Officer, GRADIOSH)

This quiz will help assess your knowledge and understanding of safety regulations and best practices concerning walking-working surfaces and fall protection in the workplace.

Walking-working surfaces include any horizontal or vertical surface on which an employee walks or works, such as floors, roofs, ladders, stairways, and scaffolds. Falls from these surfaces represent a significant hazard in many work environments; knowing how to effectively prevent them is crucial.

This quiz features a range of multiple-choice questions related to ladder safety, the use of stairs, fall protection measures, working at different heights, and related topics. Whether you are an employer, a safety officer, or an employee, taking this quiz will enhance your understanding of these crucial safety norms and potentially help prevent workplace injuries.

While this quiz provides useful information, it is not a substitute for professional training or a legal guide to workplace safety requirements. Always refer to the specific standards, regulations, and guidelines provided by regulatory bodies like OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in the United States.

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Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Quiz


When a ladder is placed into position, ladder rungs, steps, and cleats must each meet all of the following criteria, EXCEPT _____.

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When may spiral, ship, or alternating tread-type stairs be used to access a higher working surface?

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The general industry employer must ensure that each employee on a walking-working surface with an unprotected side or edge that is _____ or more above a lower level is protected.

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Fixed ladder cages and wells are designed, constructed, and maintained to _____.

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How much weight must mobile ladder stands and platforms be capable of supporting?

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Each employee exposed to an unprotected side or edge of a stairway landing that _____ must be protected by a guardrail or stair rail system.

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When must an employee be protected from falling while working above dangerous equipment?

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Employers must ensure standard stairs are installed at angles _____.

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How far from a perpendicular unprotected edge must you place a warning line when operating mobile mechanical equipment?

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When work is performed less than 6 feet (1.6 m) from a low-slope roof edge, the employer may ensure each employee is protected from falling with each of the following methods EXCEPT _____.

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Each fixed ladder installed on and after November 19, 2018, must be equipped with _____.

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Which of the following industrial accidents is second only to motor vehicles as a cause of death?

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What must the minimum vertical height of scaffold toeboard be to prevent objects from falling off the scaffold?

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A non-self-supporting ladder should have a set-up angle of about _____ of the ladder’s working length to set-back distance.

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Employees must be protected from tripping into or stepping into or through any hole that is _____ above a lower level by covers, guardrail systems, travel restraint systems, or personal fall arrest systems.

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Mohsin Nawaz

Mohsin Nawaz is a proficient Safety Manager in the mining industry, with an impressive 8-year career primarily based in Australia. In the challenging and often hazardous world of mining, Mohsin has been instrumental in developing and enforcing robust safety protocols and procedures. His expertise lies in meticulously assessing operational risks and implementing preventative measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all personnel on site.