Practice Test

Certificate of Fitness for Supervising Chemical Laboratories (C-14)

Instructions: Select the best answer for each question and click the "submit" button at the bottom of the page for the correct answer

1. Who issues a New York City laboratory permit?
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Fire Commissioner

2. According to the FDNY, how many lab-type classifications are there?

3. A "type II" laboratory includes all of the following features EXCEPT:
25 gallons of flammable material
2-hour fire rated
40lbs of oxidizing material

4. In a lab, smoking is permitted is designated areas.

5. A "type I" laboratory has the following characteristics:
permitted to have 35g of flammable material
rated for 2 hours
15 lbs. of flammable solids
all but the first choice are correct

6. All of the following are flammable materials, with the exception of:
nitric acid

7. Chemical hoods must be vented at an average of what minimum face velocity according to FDNY standards?
all of the above

8. when mixing acid and water, generally, the acid is added to the water.

9. Emergency safety showers must be located within what proximity according to FDNY standards?
30 feet
25 feet
20 feet
10 feet

10. Flammable liquids must not be stored in a refrigerator at any time.
True, unless the refrigerator is flammable or explosion proof.

11. Gas cylinders must:
be properly secured at all times
not block any means of egress
pass a hydrostatic test every 10 years
not be stored below grade if they contain flammable gases
all of the above

12. Class B fires must be extinguished with:
a water type of fire extinguisher
a CO2 fire extinguisher only
a CO2, dry chemical, or foam extinguisher

13. In the event of a fire, pick the answer indicating what steps you should take and in chronological order:
call the department chair, evacuate, contact Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), put out the fire, activate the nearest pull station
activate the nearest pull station, evacuate, contact EHS only
contact EHS, activate the nearest pull station, put out the fire
scream fire, call your boss, evacuate


Correct answers:

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