Construction Safety Standards - Introduction To OSHA Quiz

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This test is an introduction to Construction Safety Standards.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year was OSHA established?

    • A.

      1926

    • B.

      1884

    • C.

      1945

    • D.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    D. 1970
    Explanation
    OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, was established in 1970. This agency was created by the US government to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for employees. OSHA sets and enforces standards, provides training and education, and conducts inspections to promote workplace safety. The establishment of OSHA in 1970 marked a significant milestone in the history of worker protection in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    What does NIOSH stand for?

    • A.

      Nebraska Incorporated Occupational Safety & Health

    • B.

      National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

    • C.

      National Independent Occupational Safety & Health

    Correct Answer
    B. National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
    Explanation
    NIOSH stands for National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. This organization is responsible for conducting research, providing education and training, and developing recommendations to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. NIOSH works closely with employers, workers, and other stakeholders to promote safe and healthy workplaces across various industries.

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  • 3. 

    If a standard does not exist within OSHA's Policy, it is at the employers discretion to perform as they see fit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    OSHA has a General Duty Clause that states: Each employer "shall furnish a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees"

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  • 4. 

    If we have policies that are above and beyond OSHA standards we will only be held accountable for OSHA.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    OSHA holds us accountable for our policies. When we make a policy that is more stringent than OSHA we are held to that standard.

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  • 5. 

    How soon do we need to notify OSHA after we have a recordable injury?

    • A.

      2 Hours

    • B.

      4 Hours

    • C.

      24 Hours

    • D.

      We do not have to notify OSHA

    Correct Answer
    D. We do not have to notify OSHA
    Explanation
    We only need to notify OSHA when we have a fatality or when 3 or more of our employees are hospitalized.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following comments apply to a Competent Person requirements? Pick all that apply

    • A.

      Understands the OSHA standards that they are deemed competent over

    • B.

      Can identify the hazards in the operation

    • C.

      Has been designated by the company as the competent person and has the authority to take appropriate actions.

    • D.

      Has completed an OSHA certified training class

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Understands the OSHA standards that they are deemed competent over
    B. Can identify the hazards in the operation
    C. Has been designated by the company as the competent person and has the authority to take appropriate actions.
    Explanation
    To be a competent person a knowledge of the standards and the ability to identify the hazards with the authority to take action are all requirements.

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  • 7. 

    What is the number for the Construction Safety Standards?

    • A.

      CFR-32

    • B.

      CFR-29

    • C.

      1926

    • D.

      1927

    Correct Answer
    C. 1926
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1926. This number refers to the Construction Safety Standards, which are regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States. These standards outline safety requirements and best practices for construction sites to ensure the well-being and protection of workers.

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  • 8. 

    We follow the Construction Safety Standards 1926 not the General Industry Standards.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Within 1926 Construction Safety Standards there are references to 1910 General Industry Standards. We must be familiar with each.

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  • 9. 

    If an OSHA compliance officer arrives on your project you are expected to: (Pick the best answer)

    • A.

      Stop what you are doing and immediately take them on a field tour.

    • B.

      Contact your project manager or highest ranking supervisor on duty and take the officer to the office to meet with them.

    • C.

      Let everyone know so they can stop work and clean up.

    • D.

      Allow full access to the project

    Correct Answer
    B. Contact your project manager or highest ranking supervisor on duty and take the officer to the office to meet with them.
    Explanation
    If an OSHA officer arrives on your site, take them to the project manager or highest ranking supervisor. If you are on a walk with them carry a camera and take photos of anything they point out or photograph. It will help us identify any problems that need to be handled.

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  • 10. 

    If OSHA issues a citation for a willful violation the cost can be up to?

    • A.

      $ 2,500

    • B.

      $ 10,000

    • C.

      $ 2,500

    • D.

      $ 70,000

    • E.

      $ 5,000

    Correct Answer
    D. $ 70,000
    Explanation
    If OSHA issues a citation for a willful violation, the cost can be up to $70,000. This is because a willful violation is the most severe type of violation, indicating that the employer intentionally disregarded safety regulations. As a result, OSHA imposes higher penalties to deter such behavior and ensure workplace safety.

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  • 11. 

    In order to prove we provided training we need to have the proper documentation with names on sign up sheet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If we don't have proof we won't receive credit.

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  • 12. 

    What is the most cited violation within construction during the year of 2003?

    • A.

      Scaffolds

    • B.

      Fall Protection

    • C.

      Electrical

    • D.

      Excavations

    Correct Answer
    B. Fall Protection
    Explanation
    Fall Protection is the most cited violation within construction during the year of 2003. This means that the majority of construction sites were found to have inadequate safety measures in place to prevent falls. This could include issues such as lack of guardrails, improper use of ladders, or failure to provide proper safety harnesses and equipment. Falls are a significant risk in the construction industry, and it is crucial for employers to prioritize fall protection to ensure the safety of workers.

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  • 13. 

    If OSHA shows up at your site it is expected that you notify the District Safety Manager.....(pick best answer)

    • A.

      Within 2 hours

    • B.

      Immediately after the visit

    • C.

      Immediately

    • D.

      Within 24 hours

    Correct Answer
    C. Immediately
    Explanation
    The District Safety Manager can provide some tips on making sure we are complying properly with the visit.

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  • 14. 

    Failure to correct a prior violation may bring civil penalties of up to ______ for each day the violation continues.

    • A.

      $ 250

    • B.

      $ 500

    • C.

      $ 2,500

    • D.

      $ 7,000

    • E.

      $ 1,000

    Correct Answer
    D. $ 7,000
    Explanation
    Failure to correct a prior violation may bring civil penalties of up to $7,000 for each day the violation continues. This means that if a violation is not addressed and resolved, the responsible party may be fined up to $7,000 per day until the violation is rectified. This significant penalty serves as a deterrent and emphasizes the importance of promptly addressing and fixing any violations to avoid incurring such high fines.

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