Occupational Health And Safety Act Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act every employer must develop and maintain a program to implement the workplace violence policy no matter the size or numberof employees

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, it is mandatory for every employer, regardless of the size or number of employees, to develop and maintain a program to implement the workplace violence policy. This ensures that all employers are responsible for creating a safe and secure work environment for their employees, addressing and preventing any potential incidents of violence.

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  • 2. 

    Under Occupational Health and Safety workers now have the right to refuse work if they have a reason to believe they are in danger from workplace violence

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Under Occupational Health and Safety, workers have been granted the right to refuse work if they perceive any potential danger arising from workplace violence. This means that if an employee has a reasonable belief that they are at risk of violence in their workplace, they can choose not to perform their duties until the situation is resolved or appropriate safety measures are implemented. This provision aims to prioritize the well-being and safety of workers, empowering them to take action when they feel threatened.

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  • 3. 

    The Occupational Health and Safety Act is Federal law

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer, False, is that the Occupational Health and Safety Act is not a Federal law, but rather a provincial law in Canada. Each province has its own legislation regarding occupational health and safety, which may vary slightly from one another. Therefore, the statement that the Occupational Health and Safety Act is a Federal law is incorrect.

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  • 4. 

    Certain workers who protect public safety cannot refuse work If the refusal would endanger the life, health or safety of another person

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Certain workers who protect public safety, such as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel, have a duty to perform their job and cannot refuse work if doing so would put another person's life, health, or safety at risk. This is because their primary responsibility is to ensure the well-being and protection of the public. Refusing work in such situations would be considered a breach of their professional duty and could have severe consequences. Therefore, the statement that these workers cannot refuse work if it endangers another person's life, health, or safety is true.

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  • 5. 

    Workers have no right to refuse work if they have a reason to believe they are in danger from workplace violence, they only have the right to notify their supervisor so they can take action needed

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Workers do have the right to refuse work if they have a reason to believe they are in danger from workplace violence. This is an important protection for employees to ensure their safety and well-being. By refusing work, they can avoid potential harm and notify their supervisor or appropriate authorities to take necessary action to address the issue and ensure a safe working environment.

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  • 6. 

    It is an employees responsibility to report violations of workplace safety

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employees have a responsibility to report violations of workplace safety because they play a crucial role in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. By reporting violations, employees contribute to the prevention of accidents, injuries, and potential hazards that may harm themselves or their colleagues. Reporting violations also helps in identifying areas where safety protocols need improvement and ensures that corrective actions are taken promptly. This responsibility empowers employees to actively participate in creating a safe workplace for everyone.

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  • 7. 

    Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act a  teacher can refuse work even if a pupil’s life, health or safety is in imminent jeopardy

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, a teacher cannot refuse work if a pupil's life, health, or safety is in imminent jeopardy. This means that even if there is a dangerous situation for the student, the teacher is still obligated to continue their work.

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  • 8. 

    Employers have an obligation to prepare policies with respect to workplace violence and workplace harassment

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employers have a legal responsibility to develop and implement policies regarding workplace violence and harassment. These policies are crucial in creating a safe and respectful work environment for employees. By having these policies in place, employers can outline their expectations, procedures for reporting incidents, and consequences for those who engage in such behavior. This helps to prevent and address workplace violence and harassment effectively. Therefore, the statement "Employers have an obligation to prepare policies with respect to workplace violence and workplace harassment" is true.

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  • 9. 

    Employers have no requirement to provide information and instruction to workers on the contents of workplace harassment policies and programs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Employers are required to provide information and instruction to workers on the contents of workplace harassment policies and programs. This is important to ensure that employees are aware of their rights, understand what constitutes harassment, and know the steps to take if they experience or witness harassment. By providing this information, employers can create a safe and inclusive work environment and prevent instances of harassment.

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  • 10. 

    Does the Occupational Health and Safety Act require employers or supervisors to do criminal background checks on employees

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The Occupational Health and Safety Act does not require employers or supervisors to conduct criminal background checks on employees. The act focuses on ensuring a safe and healthy work environment, but it does not specifically address the issue of criminal background checks. Employers may choose to conduct these checks for various reasons, such as ensuring the safety of their workforce or complying with industry regulations, but it is not a legal requirement under this act.

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  • 11. 

    Employers who are aware that domestic violence may occur in the workplace must take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect a worker at risk of physical injury

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees. This includes being aware of the potential for domestic violence to spill over into the workplace and taking necessary precautions to protect employees who may be at risk of physical harm. By implementing measures such as security protocols, employee support programs, and creating a safe and supportive work environment, employers can fulfill their duty to protect workers from potential harm. Therefore, the statement that employers must take every reasonable precaution to protect a worker at risk of physical injury is true.

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  • 12. 

    Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, a worker can refuse to work if he or she has reason to believe he or she may be endangered by workplace violence [Section 43(3)(b.1)]. However, work cannot be refused on the grounds of workplace harassment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, a worker is allowed to refuse to work if they have a reasonable belief that they may be endangered by workplace violence. However, the act does not provide the same right to refuse work on the basis of workplace harassment. Therefore, the statement that work cannot be refused on the grounds of workplace harassment is true.

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  • 13. 

    Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act who’s responsibility is workplace safety?

    • A.

      Employee

    • B.

      Employer

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, both employers and employees have a shared responsibility for workplace safety. Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy work environment, ensuring that employees receive proper training and information, and implementing safety policies and procedures. Employees, on the other hand, are responsible for following safety guidelines, using protective equipment, reporting hazards, and cooperating with the employer to maintain a safe workplace. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as both employers and employees have a role to play in ensuring workplace safety.

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