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Workplace Health & Safety Quiz - Quiz

Ensuring the maintenance of health and well-being of both yourself and your employees should always be the first priority when organising a business. See how much you know about maintaining a safe working environment with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When lifting heavy objects you should:

    • A.

      Keep your arms extended so the object is away from your body at all times

    • B.

      Keep one hand free at all times

    • C.

      Keep your back slightly bent at all times

    • D.

      Make sure that your leg muscles, not your back muscles, do the lifting

    Correct Answer
    D. Make sure that your leg muscles, not your back muscles, do the lifting
    Explanation
    When lifting heavy objects, it is important to make sure that your leg muscles, not your back muscles, do the lifting. This is because the leg muscles are much larger and stronger than the back muscles, and they are better equipped to handle the weight. By using your leg muscles, you can distribute the weight more evenly and reduce the strain on your back. This can help prevent back injuries and promote proper lifting technique. Keeping your arms extended, keeping one hand free, and keeping your back slightly bent are not recommended when lifting heavy objects, as they can increase the risk of injury.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following rules contributes to a safe, accident-free work environment?

    • A.

      Take adequate time.

    • B.

      Correct unsafe conditions immediately or report it to a supervisor.

    • C.

      Do it safely the first time.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    All of the rules mentioned in the options contribute to a safe, accident-free work environment. Taking adequate time ensures that tasks are performed carefully and without rushing, reducing the risk of accidents. Correcting unsafe conditions immediately or reporting them to a supervisor helps prevent accidents from occurring due to hazardous situations. Doing tasks safely the first time emphasizes the importance of following proper safety protocols and procedures, minimizing the chances of accidents or injuries. Therefore, all of these rules together contribute to maintaining a safe work environment.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is not a guideline for safe lifting?

    • A.

      Do not lift any item that you cannot get your arms around or that you cannot see over when carrying.

    • B.

      Bend slightly at the knees and hips but do not stoop

    • C.

      Lift with the leg muscles.

    • D.

      Keep the object away from the body.

    Correct Answer
    D. Keep the object away from the body.
    Explanation
    The guideline for safe lifting is to keep the object close to the body, not away from it. This helps to maintain balance and stability while lifting, reducing the risk of strain or injury. By keeping the object close, the body's center of gravity remains aligned and the load is distributed evenly, minimizing the strain on the back and other muscles.

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  • 4. 

    What is the Universal Emergency number?

    • A.

      911

    • B.

      000

    • C.

      999

    • D.

      112

    Correct Answer
    D. 112
    Explanation
    112 is the correct answer because it is the universal emergency number that can be dialed in most countries worldwide. It is recognized by the International Telecommunication Union and provides a standardized emergency contact number that can be easily remembered and dialed in times of crisis. This number ensures that individuals can quickly and easily reach emergency services regardless of their location, making it a crucial and universally recognized emergency number.

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  • 5. 

    What is PPE?

    • A.

      Personal Protective Equipment

    • B.

      Private Personal EQuipment

    • C.

      Protective Public Equipment

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Personal Protective Equipment
    Explanation
    PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. It refers to any equipment or clothing worn to minimize exposure to hazards that may cause injury or illness. This can include items such as gloves, masks, goggles, helmets, and protective clothing. PPE is essential in many industries to ensure the safety and well-being of workers. The other options provided, Private Personal EQuipment and Protective Public Equipment, are not commonly used terms and do not accurately describe the concept of PPE. Therefore, the correct answer is Personal Protective Equipment.

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  • 6. 

    Who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace.

    • A.

      Employees

    • B.

      Managers/Supervisors

    • C.

      OH&S Representatives

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above are responsible for health and safety in the workplace. Employees have a responsibility to follow safety protocols and report any hazards they encounter. Managers and supervisors are responsible for implementing and enforcing safety policies and providing proper training to employees. OH&S representatives are designated individuals who ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and act as a liaison between management and employees. Therefore, it is the collective responsibility of all parties involved to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

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  • 7. 

    What should you do if you're seriously concerned about a safety hazard in the workplace?

    • A.

      Keep on working and mention it to the boss later.

    • B.

      Down tools and head home.

    • C.

      Keep it to yourself and try to avoid hazard.

    • D.

      Tell your co-workers and report it to your Manager immediately.

    Correct Answer
    D. Tell your co-workers and report it to your Manager immediately.
    Explanation
    If you're seriously concerned about a safety hazard in the workplace, the best course of action is to tell your co-workers and report it to your manager immediately. By informing your co-workers, you can ensure that they are also aware of the hazard and can take necessary precautions. Reporting it to your manager is important as they are responsible for ensuring the safety of the workplace and can take appropriate action to address the hazard. Keeping it to yourself or mentioning it to the boss later may delay necessary action and put yourself and others at risk.

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