any dirt that may be embedded in a laceration or abrasion, because such wounds are more likely to
become infected than an incision would.
b. Protect the Wound. If the wound is in a spot that easily comes in contact with things, an adhesive
compress of suitable size should be applied. This will keep out dirt and help prevent infection. If the
wound is a puncture wound--such as holes caused by tacks, nails, needles, screws etc.--there is some
possibility that the puncturing item may carry infection that gets trapped in the wound. If there is any
doubt as to whether the wound has been adequately cleansed and properly treated, visit your local medical
facility. In fact, in a shop or in a unit, you should follow your local directives concerning the reporting of
accidents and the handling of casualties by the local medical facility. For the good of everybody
concerned, it is best that the immediate supervisor be informed of all accidents and injuries, no matter
how seemingly small and insignificant they may be.
In each of the following exercises, select the ONE answer that BEST completes the statement or
answers the question. Indicate your solution by circling the letter opposite the correct answer in the
1. What is the principal mission of the shop organization to which you may be assigned?
a. Construction of equipment
b. Maintenance of equipment
c. Maintenance of buildings
d. Maintenance of records
2. The document that specifies the task to be performed in repairing an item of equipment is the
a. work order.
b. technical manual.
c. preventive maintenance form.
d. standard operating procedure.
3. Which of your tools should be within arm's reach?
a. Those most often needed
c. As many as possible
b. Those most expensive
d. All of them if possible