Take this Quiz -- A Hog is a Pig Unless OSHA Says Its Not

Feb. 21, 2006
Here are ten lettered common terms and their definitions, followed by a numbered list of OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) definitions.

Here are ten lettered common terms and their definitions, followed by a numbered list of OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) definitions. Match the correct lettered item to the correct numbered item. The challenge is to do so without letting your eyes wander to the bottom of the page where we print the answers (click here to jump to the answers- no cheating!). You’ll need to get seven right to consider yourself well versed.


A. Barrel: A large cylindrical container, usually made of wooden staves bound together with hoops, with a flattop and bottom.

B. Bite: To cut, grip, or tear with the teeth.

C. Check: A written order to a bank to pay the specified amount.

D. Ground: Soil or land.

E. Hog: A domesticated pig.

F. Husk: The envelope of leaves around an ear of corn.

G. Jog: To run at a steady slow trot.

H. Package: A wrapped or boxed object.

I. Reach: To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending.

J. Telltale: One who informs on another; a tattler.


1. A unit of lumber (Standard 1910.265(b)(28)).

2. A machine for cutting or grinding slabs and other coarse residue from the mill (Standard 1910.265(b)(18)).

3. A device used to serve as a warning for overhead objects (Standard 1910.265(b)(43)).

4. The nip point between any two in running rolls (Standard 1910.211(c)(1)).

5. A conducting connection, whether intentional or accidental, between an electrical circuit or equipment and the earth, or to some conducting body that serves in place of the earth (Standard 1910.269(x), .399; 1926.449).

6. An intermittent motion imparted to the slide by momentary operation of the drive motor, after the clutch is engaged with the flywheel at rest (Standard 1910.211(d)(40)).

7. The effective length of an alloy steel chain sling measured from the top-bearing surface of the upper terminal component to the bottom-bearing surface of the lower terminal component (Standard 1910.184(b)).

8. A head saw framework on a circular mill (Standard 1910.265(b)(19)).

9. A volume of 42 U.S. gallons (Standard 1910.106(a)(33)).

10. A lengthwise separation of wood, most of which occurs across the rings of annual growth (Standard 1910.21(c)(17)).

The quiz comes from MANCOMM, who since 1996, with its partner company, American Safety Training, Inc., has been committed to helping businesses protect their workers by providing them with state-of-the-art safety compliance products and training. Quiz definitions come from the company’s, “OSHA Dictionary,” characterized as a one-of-a-kind book containing all the terms and definitions from the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) OSHA parts 1903, 1904, 1910, and 1926 (Inspections, Recordkeeping, General Industry, and Construction). Visit them at www.mancomm.com.

Here are the answers:

A.) 9, B.) 4, C.) 10, D.) 5, E.) 2, F.) 8, G.) 6, H.) 1, I.) 7, J.) 3