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1. True or False: You should always drop-start your chainsaw. 2. You should never wear ______ _________ when operating a chainsaw. 3. Limbs or branches under tension may do what when cut? 4. When walking on uneven terrain, you should do what? 5. What are some PPE that should be worn when operating a chainsaw?
1. False 2. Loose clothing 3. They may spring back and hit you or a bystander 4. You should always turn the chainsaw off. 5. Eye, body, and hearing protection
1. When is a chemical considered to be the most dangerous?
2. _______ and ____________ can cause chemicals to be moved from their intended place.
3. What occurs when a chemical enters the human body and causes harm
4. What is always the first step when responding to a poisoning emergency?
5. What information can be found on a chemical label?
1. When it is being mixed
2. Drift and precipitation
4. Stop the chemical exposure
5. The required PPE, how to respond to exposure or poisoning, application rates, mixing specifications, and hazards associated with the chemical
The term chemical is a broad term, specific types of chemicals are herbicides, pesticides, and rodenticides. Each chemical requires different handling procedures and different PPE. It is important to always read the label and contact the manufacturer if you have any questions pertaining to the chemical.
Mixing and Applying Chemicals
A chemical is most dangerous when it is being mixed. When a chemical is in a bottle, it is often highly concentrated and requires being diluted before using it. It is always important to wear the proper PPE when mixing chemicals to prevent accidental exposure to highly concentrated chemicals. When applying chemicals, ensure that you know the wind and precipitation. Wind can cause the drift of the chemical to areas that you do not wish it to be. Precipitation can cause the chemical to runoff and contaminate surface and groundwater.
Humans may be poisoned by chemicals. Poisoning occurs when chemicals enter the body and cause harm to the body. Every chemical has a different level of toxicity. Toxicity is the measure of how harmful a chemical is to humans. Toxicity depends on the amount of exposure to the chemical.
Responding to Poisoning Emergency
1. Stop the chemical exposure
2. Call for emergency help
3. Check the label to determine if any actions can be taken before help arrives.
Chemical labels are the law and must be followed. Chemical labels contain information about PPE, how to respond to exposure or poisoning, application rates, mixing specifications, and hazards associated with the chemical.
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1. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature drops below ___ degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Before going outside in the cold, you should always _________.
3. How far should space heaters before from any objects or persons?
4. To prevent pipes from freezing, you should do what?
5. What areas of skin are the most susceptible to frostbite?
2. Wear the appropriate clothing and dress in layers
3. 3 feet
4. Leave one running during freezing temperatures
5. Exposed skin, hands, fingers, and toes
Extremely cold air affects most of the United States and comes every year. During the winter, precautions should be taken when working in cold weather.
People working in the cold are exposed to the risk of frostbite. Frostbite can occur within a matter of minutes, depending on the temperature. Areas of skin that are most prone to frostbite are exposed skin, hands, fingers, and toes.
Another concern for working in the cold is hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce heat. Often this happens when the body temperature is below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Common symptoms of hypothermia are shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness.
Cold Weather and Plants
Frost and cold weather can be harmful to crops and plants. In the late fall and early spring, temperatures can dip below freezing when crops are in the ground. This can cause plants and crops to be hurt or killed. Frost typically happens on clear, calm nights when temperatures are in the mid-30s.
Only go in the cold when necessary. If you are in the cold for extended periods, make sure you wear the appropriate clothing with lots of layers.
If you must travel in winter weather, check the conditions before traveling. Ensure that the roads of clear of any ice or snow.
If you lose power, make sure you have prepared an emergency response kit. This kit should include flashlights, candles, a battery-powered radio, water, and non-perishable food items. If you must charge your phone in your car, be cautious of Carbon Monoxide poisoning while staying in your car for long periods.
If you have a space heater in your house, it should be at least three feet from any persons or objects. Before leaving a room for an extended period, ensure the space heater is turned off or unplugged.
Pipes may freeze in cold temperatures. It might be beneficial to keep water running on extremely cold nights to prevent your pipes from freezing.