Virginia Balitski, Magna IV EngineeringColumns, Summer 2022 Columns, Tech Quiz

Safety is an important consideration for any workplace and for NETA Certified Technicians. ANSI/NETA MTS-2019 recognizes that an overwhelming majority of the tests and inspections carried out by NETA Certified Technicians are potentially hazardous. It is essential that workers are aware of the hazards involved with the tasks they perform.   


  1. What United States regulatory agency exists regarding workplace safety?
    a. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    b. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
    c. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    d. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)
  2. What is the standard for electrical safety in the workplace in the US?
    a. NFPA 70
    b. NFPA 101A
    c. NFPA 70E
    d. NFPA 5000
  3. According to ANSI/NETA MTS-2019, 5.1 Safety and Precautions, what shall be conducted prior to the commencement of work?
    a. Test report
    b. Safety briefing
    c. Power system study
    d. Detailed safety program
  4. According to OSHA, what is one of the root causes of workplace injuries, illnesses, and incidents?
    a. Untrained workers
    b. Inadequate personal protective equipment
    c. Failure to identify or recognize hazards
    d. Age of the equipment
  5. Which electrical hazards should be considered and identified prior to starting work?
    a. Electrical shock
    b. Arc flash
    c. Arc blast
    d. All of the above
  6. What must be introduced to eliminate the electrical hazards associated with any work task?
    a. Safe work procedures
    b. Electrically safe working condition
    c. Personal protective equipment
    d. Barriers and safeguarding devices



Virginia Balitski, CET, Manager – Training and Development has worked for Magna IV Engineering since 2006. Virginia started her career as a Field Service Technologist and achieved NETA Level 4 Senior Technician Certification. She has since dedicated her time to the advancement of training and safety in the electrical industry. Virginia is a Certified Engineering Technologist through ASET – The Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta. Virginia is current Vice-Chair of the CSA Z462, Workplace Electrical Safety Technical Committee and is a member of the NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace Technical Committee. She was recently appointed to the NETA Board of Directors.