FEMA IS-35 Answers

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This course provides an overview of workplace safety and emphasizes that workplace safety is everyone’s responsibility. The course aims to help learners understand their safety rights and responsibilities and how to ensure their own well-being on the job.

By the end of the course, learners should be able to identify safety roles and responsibilities, potential workplace hazards, ways to maximize personal safety, and procedures for responding to emergencies. The primary audience for this course is all FEMA employees, who are required to take it every 2 calendar years, and it replaces DF-507 FEMA Safety Orientation.

IS-35.23: FEMA Safety Orientation 2023 Answers

Staying safe during deployment requires preparation and planning. The following preparatory steps can help you stay safe during deployment. (Select the missing action.)
– Find out the local conditions before you go so you can pack the proper clothing and gear.
– Make sure your inoculations are up to date.
– Monitor local broadcasts for local weather and road closings.
Before setting out in a rental car, make sure you have gas, food, water, and safety supplies for 24 to 48 hours.
All of the following are good safety practices in the workplace EXCEPTProp open the emergency exit door while moving boxes in and out of the stairwell.
TRUE or FALSE: When working in cold temperatures, if your fingers become whitish and very painful, you should immediately run them under hot water and rub them vigorously.FALSE
When working in hot weather, it is a good practice to:Apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes before going out.
Which of the following statements is CORRECT?Stress and fatigue may compromise your safety by decreasing your ability to concentrate and make decisions, slowing your reaction time, and causing accidents.
You are driving through a storm-damaged area when you see a downed power line lying flat across the road about 20 feet in front of you. The road is wet but not underwater. The best course of action would be to:Back up cautiously until you can turn around and drive away from the area.
If you are involved in an accident while driving a Government vehicle (GSA, rental, or personal vehicle while on officially sanctioned FEMA business), follow these guidelines: (Select the missing action.)
– Check for personal injuries and get help if needed.
– Exchange information with the other driver.
– Make the required notifications. For proof of insurance, check the glove compartment or rental contract.
Take photographs or make a diagram of the accident scene.
You are working around damaged buildings and debris piles in an area where poisonous snakes and spiders are known to be present. In this situation, it is a good practice to:Use long-handled tools when removing debris.
To keep your back healthy and pain-free, you should take the following common sense safety precautions. (Select the additional item.)
– Minimize reaching by keeping frequently used items within arm’s reach.
– Keep your back in shape with regular stretching exercises.
– Get help from a coworker or use a hand truck if the load is too heavy or bulky to lift alone.
Avoid overextending by standing up when retrieving objects on shelves.
Review the statements below and select the TRUE statement:Aerosol cans should be kept away from open flames, hot surfaces, electrical and mechanical sparks, and static electricity.
TRUE or FALSE: Hypothermia can occur even at temperatures above 40°F if you become chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.TRUE
At a JFO, who has primary responsibility for conducting incident-specific briefings on potential hazards for those working in the field?Joint Field Office Safety Official
TRUE OR FALSE: An Executive Order prohibits Federal employees from engaging in text messaging when driving on official Government business or when using electronic equipment supplied by the Government while driving.TRUE
You are working on the fifth floor of a building when an alarm sounds and an evacuation notice is given. All of the following are recommended safe practices EXCEPT:Use the nearest elevator to exit the building quickly.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires:Employees are to submit to random drug screening and other annual health examinations.
Which of the following is a TRUE statement about sheltering in place?When a shelter-in-place notice is given, you should follow instructions from the Occupant Emergency Team, moving to an alternate interior location if directed.
You are working in a Joint Field Office following a major earthquake and continuing aftershocks. You notice that the exit sign near your office is broken and no longer illuminates. What should you do?Report the hazard to your supervisor.
Employees who cannot evacuate, relocate, or move to the assembly area under their own powerMust submit a “Request For Access and Functional Needs Assistance” FEMA Form 119-0-3


  1. IS-35.23: FEMA Safety Orientation 2023

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