Protect Yourself Against Heat Stress And Illness.

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Protect Yourself Against Heat Stress And Illness. - Quiz

Heat-related illnesses can render a person unproductive throughout the day. This is why it is important for organizations to ensure that their employees do not face issues related with overheating. How safe is the work place against heat Stress and illness? Take the quiz and find out. Stay safe and healthy!


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  • 1. 
    Proposed Section 3395. Heat Illness Prevention in Outdoor Places of Employment – May 16, 1996 - Heat_illness_prevention_txtbrdconsider.pdf  Symptoms - Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke Cal OSHA - DOSH - Heat related illness prevention and information  The Following is just a small piece of the history of the Heat Illness 3395 Regulation: In 2005 Governor Schwarzenegger signed the 1st emergency Heat Illness Regulation in California.  It was as a direct result of too many deaths, primarily, in the agricultural industry.  However, the regulations became effective for all outdoor places of employment. Since 2005 the Heat Illness Regulation has been revised once and is currently up for one more revision which is scheduled to go in to effect May 1, 2015.  Some of the following questions have been compiled from the proposed amended 3395 regulation which is attached.
  • 2. 
    Access to shade shall be present when the temperature exceeds:
    • A. 

      75 degrees

    • B. 

      80 degrees

    • C. 

      85 degrees

    • D. 

      90 degrees

  • 3. 
    US Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration issues a listing of fatalities from heat illness.  How many deaths has California had from 5/14/08 to 7/11/14 due to heat illness or probable heat illness?
    • A. 

      17

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      32

  • 4. 
    California employers are required to take 4 steps to prevent heat illness?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Being acclimated to higher temperatures if you’re not accustomed to it is really no big deal?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which industries listed below are subject to all provisions of standard 3395?
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Construction

    • C. 

      Landscaping

    • D. 

      Oil and Gas Extraction

    • E. 

      Transportation or Delivery of...

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Personal risk factors for heat illness include?
    • A. 

      Health

    • B. 

      Gender

    • C. 

      Use of prescription medications

    • D. 

      Alcohol consumption

    • E. 

      Water/caffeine consumption

    • F. 

      A, b, & c above

    • G. 

      A, c, d & e above

  • 8. 
    What temperature is considered high heat?
    • A. 

      At 85 degrees

    • B. 

      At 90 degrees

    • C. 

      At 95 degrees

    • D. 

      At 100 degrees

  • 9. 
    What are employers required to do when the temperature reaches “high heat”?
    • A. 

      Observe employees for alertness and signs or symptoms of heat illness

    • B. 

      Designate one or more employees on each worksite as authorized to call for emergency medical services

    • C. 

      Remind employees throughout the work shift to drink plenty of water

    • D. 

      Ensure there is effective communication by voice, observation, or electronic means is maintained

    • E. 

      Have pre shift meetings

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    How long should a new employee newly assigned to a high heat area be observed?
    • A. 

      For the first 4 days

    • B. 

      For the first 11 days

    • C. 

      For the first 14 days

    • D. 

      For the first 20 days

  • 11. 
    How much water is required to be onsite daily?
    • A. 

      1 quart per employee per hour

    • B. 

      4 cups per employee per hour

    • C. 

      6 gallons per employee per day

    • D. 

      A & b above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Does available water need to be potable?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke are the same?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Heat Exhaustion happens when your body gets too hot.  Please list below some of the signs of heat exhaustion:
  • 15. 
    Heatstroke is when the internal temperature of the body reaches 104 degrees.  Please list below some of the signs of heatstroke:
  • 16. 
    Which is better to hydrate with?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Coffee

    • C. 

      Soda

    • D. 

      Gatorade

    • E. 

      An Energy Drink

  • 17. 
    Which is the best way to dress for high heat?
    • A. 

      Light colored clothes

    • B. 

      Dark colored clothes

  • 18. 
    Are there training requirements that need to be met by employers per the 3395 regulation?          
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Should employers be checking weather on a?
    • A. 

      Daily basis

    • B. 

      Daily basis as well as a week ahead

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