ELECTRICAL SAFETY QUIZ
Take a quiz concerning eight common beliefs of home appliances and electrical hazards. The answers to some are true. Others are false. And, as with many myths and folk tales, the real story behind some of these beliefs lies somewhere in between.

BELIEF #1:

IF YOU TALK ON THE PHONE DURING A LIGHTNING STORM, YOU CAN GET ELECTROCUTED.

Answer

BELIEF #2:

YOU CAN GET A SHOCK FROM STICKING A METAL UTENSIL INTO A TOASTER.

Answer

BELIEF # 3:

OUTLET CAPS ARE 1OO PERCENT "TODDLER PROOF" .

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BELIEF # 4:

A PET THAT CHEWS ON AN ELECTRICAL CORD CAN GET ELECTROCUTED.

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BELIEF # 5:

A COMPACT DISC PLAYER LASER BEAM THAT IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT CAN ZAP YOU.

Answer

BELIEF #6:

AN IRON LEFT ON AND SITTING UPRIGHT ALL DAY WILL START A FIRE.

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BELIEF #7:

YOU CAN'T OVERLOAD A MULTIPLE-PLUG POWER STRIP.

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BELIEF #8:

OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE SAFE.

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Adapted from "Shocking Truths About Electricity In The Home" by Mick Hans.

Family Safety and Health, Winter 1992-1993. 

Thanks to Ken Lomax for the info.

October Safety Poster

Posted 10/99

 

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