Occupational Safety And Health: Work Safety Quiz!

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Occupational Safety And Health Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a hazard?
    • A. 

      A sudden occurrence which can include a fire, explosion, loss of control or a major discharge of some sorts that can cause damage or death if not dealt with quickly.

    • B. 

      The likelihood of something causing injury or illness.

    • C. 

      Something that has intermittent red and yellow lights.

    • D. 

      Something with the potential to cause an injury or illness.

  • 2. 
    What is a risk?
    • A. 

      A sudden occurrence can include fire, explosion, loss of control, or a major discharge of some sort that can cause damage or death if not dealt with quickly.

    • B. 

      The likelihood of a hazard causing injury or illness.

    • C. 

      Something that has intermittent red and yellow lights.

    • D. 

      Something with the potential to cause an injury or illness.

  • 3. 
    What is the hierarchy of control?
    • A. 

      The hierarchy of control is a system that prioritizes (organizes by putting that which is more important first) preferred options for implementing (putting into action) possible problem solutions and controls.

    • B. 

      The hierarchy of control is a system that reduces (makes smaller) the overall impact (effect) that staff has over decisions made in the health care environment.

    • C. 

      The hierarchy of control is a system that determines (decides on) the amount of cognitive (mental) control individuals within dementia (reduced thinking ability) unit have over their daily activities.

  • 4. 
    When is the hierarchy of control to be used?
    • A. 

      It is to be used when determining who is to be in charge of the health care facility.

    • B. 

      It is to be used when implementing standard precautions in the health care environment.

    • C. 

      It is to be used when judging staff members' adherence to OHS protocols

    • D. 

      It is to be used when determining risk elimination and reduction methods.

  • 5. 
    If a workplace uses PPE when carrying out an activity, it is considered to be... 
    • A. 

      The most effective way to control hazards in the workplace

    • B. 

      The least effective way to control hazards in the workplace

    • C. 

      Used only because exposure cannot be prevented or reduced by ways other than the use of PPE

    • D. 

      Used because it is the most cost effective way to reduce exposure to a hazard.

  • 6. 
    Which of these lists show the correct hierarchy of control? 
    • A. 

      1. Elimination. 2. Substitution. 3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 4. Administration. 5. Engineering.

    • B. 

      1. Substitution. 2. Elimination. 3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 4. Administration. 5. Engineering.

    • C. 

      1. Elimination. 2. Substitution. 3. Engineering. 4. Administration. 5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    • D. 

      1. Substitution. 2. Elimination. 3. Engineering. 4. Administration. 5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • 7. 
    Why is appropriate footwear essential?
    • A. 

      Because there are rules for every organization that relate to footwear and they should be followed. Also because if you don't, you might get sent home.

    • B. 

      Because appropriate footwear might prevent injury from objects (including knives or hot fats etc) being dropped on your feet. Also to reduce any long-term effects of being on your feet for prolonged periods of time and to help to reduce fatigue

    • C. 

      Because everyone at a workplace need to feel that they are considered equal and have equal rights. If people wear different footwear, they might be considered to be more affluent and might get more preferential treatment.

    • D. 

      Because occupational health and safety laws prohibit the use of rules that might be implemented by organizations to protect the workers from a foot injury. When organizations implement rules for foot protection, workers are at greater risk of foot-related injuries.

  • 8. 
    The OHS _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ have dictated that all employees have a right to remain safe and healthy and that the organization has a _ _ _ _ of care to ensure that this happens.
  • 9. 
    It is the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of your organization to provide you with the relative safety equipment, skills, and knowledge that can support you, should a potential _ _ _ _ _ _ or dangerous situation arise.
  • 10. 
    Working with a variety of individuals in different settings can create situations that are beyond the responsibility of the organization, such as working in community settings. Which of the following are likely to be used by the organization to support you, should a potential hazard or dangerous situation arise?
    • A. 

      Carrying essential communication equipment such as mobile phones with details of emergency services in the area in which you are working, including the use of satellite phones if working in rural/ remote areas

    • B. 

      The use of protective clothing eg the use of lead aprons if being exposed to X-ray or radiation equipment; hard hats if assisting in a potentially disastrous/ or similar area; protective gowns whilst working with human body fluids or wastes

    • C. 

      the use of duress alarms must be available if working with patients who may have the potential to harm you in some way due to their medical condition

    • D. 

      Working in pairs to ensure the safety of individuals working after hours when help is least available and the use of a code system eg code black if an employee is in a potentially dangerous situation