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What do you know about OSHA or occupational safety? Do you think you can pass this quiz? OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health. It is a multidisciplinary field that is involved with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work. They make sure individuals abide by the rules and regulations of the workplace. Take this quiz and see how much you know about occupational safety.


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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Something with the potential to cause an injury or illness.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Something with the potential to cause an injury or illness." This is because a hazard refers to something that poses a risk or danger to individuals, property, or the environment. It may not necessarily cause immediate harm but has the potential to do so. Hazards can be physical, chemical, biological, or ergonomic in nature and can lead to injuries, illnesses, accidents, or damage if not properly managed or controlled.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The likelihood of a hazard causing injury or illness.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The likelihood of a hazard causing injury or illness." This is because a risk refers to the probability or chance that a hazard will result in harm or adverse effects such as injury or illness. It is important to assess and manage risks in order to prevent or minimize potential harm to individuals or the environment.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that the hierarchy of control is a system that prioritizes preferred options for implementing possible problem solutions and controls. This means that it helps to determine the most effective and important actions to take in order to address and solve problems in a systematic and organized manner. By prioritizing the options, it ensures that the most important and impactful solutions are implemented first, leading to better outcomes and control over the situation.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. It is to be used when determining risk elimination and reduction methods.
    Explanation
    The hierarchy of control is a systematic approach used to eliminate or reduce risks in the workplace. It involves identifying hazards, assessing risks, and implementing control measures in a specific order of priority. By using the hierarchy of control, organizations can determine the most effective methods to eliminate or reduce risks, such as engineering controls, administrative controls, or personal protective equipment. Therefore, it is to be used when determining risk elimination and reduction methods.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer(s)
    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
    Explanation
    PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is considered to be the least effective way to control hazards in the workplace because it is used only when exposure cannot be prevented or reduced by other means. This implies that there are more effective methods available to control hazards, such as engineering controls or administrative controls, which should be implemented before relying on PPE. PPE should be seen as a last resort when all other options have been exhausted.

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  • 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).

    Correct Answer
    C. 1. Elimination. 2. Substitution. 3. Engineering. 4. Administration. 5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    Explanation
    The correct hierarchy of control is to first eliminate the hazard if possible, then substitute it with a less hazardous alternative. If elimination or substitution is not feasible, engineering controls should be implemented to minimize the hazard. If engineering controls are not sufficient, administrative controls should be put in place to reduce exposure. Finally, personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used as a last resort to protect individuals from the remaining hazard.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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
    Explanation
    Appropriate footwear is essential because it can prevent injuries caused by objects being dropped on the feet, such as knives or hot fats. It also helps to reduce the long-term effects of standing for prolonged periods of time and minimizes fatigue. Wearing the right footwear provides protection and support, ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals in various environments.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    regulations duty, REGULATIONS DUTY, Regulations Duty , Regulations duty, regulations Duty
    Explanation
    The OHS regulations have dictated that all employees have a right to remain safe and healthy and that the organization has a duty of care to ensure that this happens.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    responsibility hazard, RESPONSIBILITY HAZARD, Responsibility hazard, Responsibility Hazard, responsibility Hazard
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "responsibility hazard." The word "responsibility" refers to the duty or obligation of the organization to provide safety equipment, skills, and knowledge. The word "hazard" indicates a potential dangerous situation that may occur. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the organization to provide these resources to support individuals in such situations. The answer is provided in different capitalizations to account for possible variations in the way the words are written.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    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
    Explanation
    The organization is likely to support you by providing essential communication equipment such as mobile phones with details of emergency services in the area where you are working. This will ensure that you can quickly contact emergency services if a potential hazard or dangerous situation arises. Additionally, the organization may provide protective clothing, such as lead aprons for exposure to X-ray or radiation equipment, hard hats for potentially disastrous areas, and protective gowns for working with human body fluids or wastes. They may also provide duress alarms if you are working with patients who may have the potential to harm you, and encourage working in pairs to ensure safety, especially during after-hours when help is least available. A code system, like "code black," may be used to alert others if an employee is in a potentially dangerous situation.

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