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  • 1. 

    What is the name of the organization that manages work health and saftey in New South Wales?

    • A.

      WorkCover NSW

    • B.

      Australian Dental Association

    • C.

      Dental Assistants Professional Association

    • D.

      Dental Board of Australia

    Correct Answer
    A. WorkCover NSW
    Explanation
    WorkCover NSW is part of the Safety, Return to Work and Support Division (SRWSD) which was formed under the Safety, Return to Work and Support Board Act 2012 on 1 August 2012

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  • 2. 

    WorkCover NSW is the name of the organisation that manages work health and saftey in New South Wales?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    WorkCover NSW is indeed the organization responsible for managing work health and safety in New South Wales. They oversee the implementation and enforcement of regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of workers in the state. This includes providing information and resources to employers and employees, conducting inspections and investigations, and promoting awareness and education on work health and safety matters.

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  • 3. 

    A risk is anything that can harm people

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A hazard is anything that can harm people

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  • 4. 

    A risk means how likely it is that you will get injured if you come across a hazard

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A risk means how likely it is that you will get injured if you come across a hazard

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  • 5. 

    All of the following are categories of  the Types of Hazards, except?

    • A.

      Chemical hazard

    • B.

      Physical hazard

    • C.

      Psychological stress

    • D.

      Financial hazard

    Correct Answer
    D. Financial hazard
    Explanation
    Types of hazards:
    Chemical hazards
    Physical hazards
    Biological hazards
    Lifting and moving loads
    Psychological stress

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  • 6. 

    Risk control means to do what you can to prevent problems and protect people's health and safety.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Risk control means to do what you can to prevent problems and protect people's health and safety.

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  • 7. 

    Tick the best description of Risk Control

    • A.

      Do what you can to prevent problems and protect people’s health and safety

    • B.

      Be on the look out for any hazards in the workplace

    • C.

      Know how to manage a fire in case of an emergency

    • D.

      Ware a mask and gloves in the dental surgery at all times

    Correct Answer
    A. Do what you can to prevent problems and protect people’s health and safety
    Explanation
    Risk Control definition - Do what you can to prevent problems and protect people’s health and safety

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  • 8. 

    It is best to achieve the highest level of the Hierarchy of Risk Control which is_____?

    • A.

      Level 3 – Decrease risks associated with human behaviour

    • B.

      Level 1 - Eliminate risk

    • C.

      Level 2 – Decrease risks associated with the hazard

    • D.

      Level 4 - Personal Protective Equipment

    Correct Answer
    B. Level 1 - Eliminate risk
    Explanation
    It is best to achieve the highest level of the Hierarchy of Risk Control which is Level 1- Eliminate risk

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  • 9. 

    All of the following are Types of Level 2 hierarchy of risk control, except?

    • A.

      Isolating

    • B.

      Engineering

    • C.

      Substitution

    • D.

      Eliminating the hazard

    Correct Answer
    D. Eliminating the hazard
    Explanation
    Types of Level 2 include: Substituting, Isolating and Engineering

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  • 10. 

    Tick all of the following types of Level 2 hierarchy of risk control (more than one tick permitted)

    • A.

      Substituting

    • B.

      Isolating

    • C.

      Engineering

    • D.

      Elimination

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Substituting
    B. Isolating
    C. Engineering
    Explanation
    3 Types of Level 2 include: Substituting Isolating and Engineering

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  • 11. 

    Tick all of the following are Types of Level 3 hierarchy of risk control, (more than one tick permitted)

    • A.

      Administrative

    • B.

      Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    • C.

      Substitution

    • D.

      Elimination

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Administrative
    B. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Explanation
    2 Types of Level 3 include: Administrative, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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  • 12. 

    A residual risk refers to those risks that are still obvious after all controls have been put into place.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A residual risk refers to those risks that are still obvious after all controls have been put into place

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  • 13. 

    If a residual risk is identified, then it is the employer who is responsible to raise the issue

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because if a residual risk is identified, it is not solely the employer's responsibility to raise the issue. In fact, it is the responsibility of both the employer and the employees to raise and address any residual risks. An effective risk management system involves a collaborative effort where employees are encouraged to report any potential risks or hazards they observe, and the employer takes action to mitigate those risks. Therefore, the responsibility lies with both parties to ensure a safe working environment.

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  • 14. 

    It is recommended to carry out WHS pre-start checks________ the completion of a list of duties and checks?

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      During

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      Sometimes at

    Correct Answer
    B. During
    Explanation
    It is recommended to complete a WHS checklist along with completing these tasks

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  • 15. 

    According to the Australian Guidelines “personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to a variety of barriers, used alone or in combination, to protect mucous membranes, airways, skin, and clothing from contact with infectious agents”,   Tick those items approved for PPE in the dental surgery from the choices below (more than one tick permitted)

    • A.

      Aprons

    • B.

      Face shields

    • C.

      Reading glasses

    • D.

      Gowns

    • E.

      Single use gloves

    • F.

      Thongs

    • G.

      Safety glasses

    • H.

      Uniforms

    • I.

      Clinical coats

    • J.

      Surgical mask

    • K.

      Contact lenses

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Aprons
    B. Face shields
    D. Gowns
    E. Single use gloves
    G. Safety glasses
    H. Uniforms
    J. Surgical mask
    Explanation
    Recommended PPE for the dental surgery includes, but not limited to:
    aprons, gowns,, face shield, safety glasses, goggles, surgical masks, single use gloves, Enclosed footwear, and Uniforms

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  • 16. 

    If you suspect an allergy to latex, you should keep it to yourself in fear that you will not be permitted to work in the dental surgery?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If you suffer from symptoms, such as: Dermatitis, itchy skin, crusty lesions, hay fever symptoms, coughing, you should notify supervisor if you suspect an allergy immediately. Non-latex and powder free gloves are available.

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  • 17. 

    This is an authorized item of clothing for Sydney Dental Hospital Standards of Dress

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A directive fro the Oral Health Services and Sydney Dental Hospital states, "the following items of clothing are not authorised to be worn:

    Ripped or patched jeans, tank/singlet tops, clothing with patches or fringes, thongs/open sandals, leggings, midriff blouses, track suit pants, apparel with writing or advertisements"

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  • 18. 

    This is an authorised item of clothing for Sydney Dental Hospital Standards of Dress?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Appropriate footwear is considered to be: leather style, enclosed shoes, covers the heel, toes and instep, non-slip safety sole, provides protection from injury

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  • 19. 

    Sydney Dental Hospital Clinical Dress requires you to do all of the following, except?

    • A.

      You must wear professional and suitable attire

    • B.

      Watches, dangling ear-rings, jewellery on hands and lower arm (with the exception of a flat wedding ring) must not be worn

    • C.

      You must bring your own safety glasses

    • D.

      You must have your hair off your face, with long hair tied back or covered

    • E.

      Your shoes must cover only your toes

    Correct Answer
    E. Your shoes must cover only your toes
    Explanation
    Appropriate footwear is considered to be: leather style, enclosed shoes, covers the heel, toes and instep, non-slip safety sole, provides protection from injury

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  • 20. 

    The following is an authorised item of clothing?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Appropriate footwear is considered to be: leather style, enclosed shoes, covers the heel, toes and instep, non-slip safety sole, provides protection from injury

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  • 21. 

    Name the following safety sign? (hint: write it exactly as written in the Learner's Guide)

    Correct Answer
    Lazer beam, laser beam, laser , Lazer
  • 22. 

    Name the following safety sign? (hint: write it exactly as written in the Learner's Guide)

    Correct Answer
    Radiation hazard, radiation
    Explanation
    The sign is called "Radiation hazard" and it indicates the presence of radiation. Radiation can be harmful to humans and this sign serves as a warning to individuals to take necessary precautions and avoid the area if they are not properly protected.

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  • 23. 

    Name the following safety sign? (hint: write it exactly as written in the Learner's Guide)

    Correct Answer
    Toxic hazard, toxic
    Explanation
    The given safety sign is called "Toxic hazard, toxic." This sign is used to indicate the presence of toxic substances or materials that can be harmful or even fatal if ingested, inhaled, or touched. It serves as a warning to individuals to take necessary precautions and avoid contact with the toxic substance.

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  • 24. 

    It is best practice to remove filing drawers from the cabinet when moving the cabinet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When moving a filing cabinet, it is recommended to remove the filing drawers from the cabinet. This is because the drawers can become heavy and cause instability during transportation. Removing the drawers also reduces the risk of them sliding open and the contents spilling out. Additionally, taking out the drawers makes the cabinet lighter and easier to lift and maneuver. Therefore, it is considered a best practice to remove filing drawers from the cabinet when moving it.

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  • 25. 

    A Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) identifies the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances, the substance's uses, health/hazard information, and fire/explosion hazard factors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that a Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is indeed used to identify the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances, as well as provide information on the substance's uses, health/hazard information, and fire/explosion hazard factors. This document is essential for ensuring the safe handling, storage, and use of hazardous substances in various industries.

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  • 26. 

    The following precautions should be observed when handling mercury, except?

    • A.

      Never heat amalgam

    • B.

      Amalgam should be sealed and sent to an approved recycling agency

    • C.

      Thoroughly clean instruments used with amalgam before sterilisation

    • D.

      Work areas are not required to be ventilated

    • E.

      Spilled mercury should never be vacuumed

    Correct Answer
    D. Work areas are not required to be ventilated
    Explanation
    Work areas should be well ventilated

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  • 27. 

    It is ok to provide an headache pill to a work colleague if they are unwell.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Never give drugs to patients, family or friends unless you have ben authorised to do so

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  • 28. 

    In relation to radiographs, it is recommended to follow the ALARA principle.  ALARA stands for what?

    • A.

      As Light As Reasonably Achievable

    • B.

      As Low As Reasonably Achievable

    • C.

      As Low As Reasonably Attainable

    • D.

      As Low As Readily Atainable

    Correct Answer
    B. As Low As Reasonably Achievable
    Explanation
    The ALARA principle is a radiation safety principle that stands for "As Low As Reasonably Achievable." It suggests that radiation exposure should be minimized to the lowest level that is reasonably achievable, taking into account factors such as the purpose of the radiograph and the potential benefits and risks associated with the exposure. This principle aims to ensure that radiation doses are kept as low as possible while still obtaining the necessary diagnostic information.

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  • 29. 

    It is not necessary to report 'near-miss incidents' to your supervisor?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Accidents and incidents, including ‘near misses’, can tell us a lot about the types of risks that can arise from work activities

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  • 30. 

    Tick all of the important information on a an accident investigation report (more than one tick permitted)

    • A.

      Employer's name and details

    • B.

      Type of industry of the workplace

    • C.

      Date of the incident

    • D.

      Location of incident

    • E.

       Description of how incident happened

    • F.

      Description of injury, illness or death

    • G.

      Name of notifier and details

    • H.

      Name of injured person and details

    • I.

      Date of birth of the injured person

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Employer's name and details
    B. Type of industry of the workplace
    C. Date of the incident
    D. Location of incident
    E.  Description of how incident happened
    F. Description of injury, illness or death
    G. Name of notifier and details
    H. Name of injured person and details
    I. Date of birth of the injured person
    Explanation
    Employer information: name of employer, address (street address, suburb, postcode), ABN number, type of industry, Incident details: date of incident, location of incident (location, street, suburb, postcode),description of how incident happened, description of injury, illness or death, some injuries, might require further information,Notifier information: name of notifier, phone number, Injured person, details ( if applicable) , name of injured, ill or deceased person, residential address (street, suburb, postcode), date of birth, phone number , non-worker category (eg. visitor, customer)

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  • 31. 

    Fill in the blank WHS housekeeping can be done at the _________ as you complete your daily tasks.

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      Same time

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      They are not related tasks

    Correct Answer
    B. Same time
    Explanation
    WHS housekeeping can be done at the same time as you complete your daily tasks. This means that while you are performing your regular duties, you can also incorporate WHS housekeeping practices. This ensures that you maintain a clean and safe working environment without having to set aside separate time specifically for housekeeping tasks. By integrating housekeeping into your daily routine, you can effectively manage both your regular tasks and safety measures simultaneously.

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  • 32. 

    Physical reactions to stress include, except?

    • A.

      Punching a wall

    • B.

      Stomach upsets

    • C.

      Fatigue

    • D.

      Short temper

    Correct Answer
    A. Punching a wall
    Explanation
    Physical reactions that can be caused by stress include: Stomach upsets, high blood pressure, short temper, tense and stiff muscles, clenched jaw or grinding teeth and fatique

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  • 33. 

    The role of the Health and safety committees (HSC) is to facilitate co-operation between the PCBU (person conducting a business or undertaking - includes employers) and workers health and safety committees (HSC)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the role of the Health and Safety Committees (HSC) is indeed to facilitate cooperation between the PCBU and workers' health and safety committees. These committees play a crucial role in ensuring the health and safety of workers in a business or undertaking. They promote communication, consultation, and cooperation between employers and workers, helping to identify and address health and safety issues in the workplace. By working together, these committees can create a safer and healthier work environment for everyone involved.

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  • 34. 

    The following are methods of consulting within the workplace, except?

    • A.

      HSC Meetings

    • B.

      Team/Unit meetings

    • C.

      Employee notice boards

    • D.

      Employee surveys

    • E.

      Sharing dinner with colleagues after work

    Correct Answer
    E. Sharing dinner with colleagues after work
    Explanation
    The question asks for a method of consulting within the workplace that is not included in the given options. While HSC meetings, team/unit meetings, employee notice boards, and employee surveys are all common methods of consulting within the workplace, sharing dinner with colleagues after work is not typically considered a formal method of consulting. It is more of a social activity rather than a structured approach to gathering feedback or input from employees.

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  • 35. 

    When speaking at meetings it is important to include the following, except?

    • A.

      Interrupt while someone else is speaking

    • B.

      Think before you speak

    • C.

      State your opinion clearly and give reasons

    • D.

      Write down notes of the meeting to remind you of what you need to do

    Correct Answer
    A. Interrupt while someone else is speaking
    Explanation
    Improving listening skills allows you to get the most out a meeting.

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  • 36. 

    Who holds the responsibility for improving workplace WHS?

    • A.

      Health and Safety Representative

    • B.

      Employer

    • C.

      Employee

    • D.

      Both the employer and the employee

    Correct Answer
    D. Both the employer and the employee
    Explanation
    Both employers and employees have a responsibility to raising WHS issues or request health and safety information and/or data

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  • 37. 

    Tick all of the following examples of an emergency (more than one tick permitted)

    • A.

      Fire

    • B.

      Armed hold-up

    • C.

      Running late for lunch

    • D.

      Chemical spill

    • E.

      Toxic fumes

    • F.

      Running out of coffee or tea

    • G.

      Power failure

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Fire
    B. Armed hold-up
    D. Chemical spill
    E. Toxic fumes
    G. Power failure
    Explanation
    An emergency is defined as a dangerous situation that requires sudden and urgent action

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  • 38. 

    If during class you are asked to be evacuated, you should: 1. Commence evacuation when directed. 2. Switch off plant & equipment. 3. If directed, close doors or windows OR open doors and windows for a bomb threat. 4. Assist Disabled persons. 5. DO NOT RUN. 6. DO NOT USE LIFTS. 7. Go to the designated assembly areas. 8. DO NOT re-enter building until instructed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During a class evacuation, it is important to follow the given instructions. This includes commencing evacuation when directed, switching off plant and equipment, closing doors or windows if directed, assisting disabled persons, not running, not using lifts, going to the designated assembly areas, and not re-entering the building until instructed. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 39. 

    Workers must be assured that they will not be dismissed or disadvantaged by being a HSR or making a report to one regarding WHS issues

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Effective consultation is when employees have the opportunity to express their views and be assured that they will not be dismissed or disadvantaged by doing so.

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  • 40. 

    All of the following are rules to follow according to the 'Safety rules for students', except?

    • A.

      Smoking on the premises is permitted

    • B.

      Ensure your actions do not adversely affect other

    • C.

      Follow all classroom instructions

    • D.

      Wear appropriate clothing/footwear to WHS policy standards & procedures

    Correct Answer
    A. Smoking on the premises is permitted
    Explanation
    NO Smoking in buildings, under covered walkways or near doorways or windows. Smoking is only permitted in the designated areas as signposted.

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