the owner, manager, supervisor, and employee make up a team. In the matter of safety in the workplace or job-site, which of the following statements identifies the critical team member?
|Unless the owner commits to an accident prevention program, safety rules to be followed are in jeopardy.|
|Unless managers convey the owner’s commitment through safety programs, safety rules may not be comprehended.|
|Unless supervisors enforce the safety rules, accidents are likely to happen.|
|Employees must follow the rules. It is not enough to just know the rules.|
An effective way for a company to create an ethical environment and set an ethical example is to:
|develop a written philosophy of ethics and share it with all employees.|
|develop a clear understanding of the differences between what is legal and what is ethical.|
|let it be known that the company intends to act ethically and even has a favorable policy for whistle-blowing.|
|support all personnel who make ethical decisions.|
OSHA has set forth in writing rights and responsibilities for employers and for employees regarding safety and health. Which of the following is false?
|Employers have the right to request proper identification of the OSHA compliance officer before an inspection.|
|Employees have the right to participate in OSHA inspections and be protected against punishment for doing so.|
|Employers may not file a notice of contest with the OSHA area director after 15 working days of receipt of notice of citation or proposed penalty.|
|Employees can anonymously ask OSHA to conduct an investigation of hazardous conditions at the work-site.|
the best way to be prepared for fire hazards is to have a fire safety program. Workers do not always think clearly in emergency situations, however:
|some will respond as needed and others will be lost.|
|they will tend to follow whoever the leader appears to be.|
|some will just complain about the situation at hand.|
|they will do what they learn through practice.|
when undertaking cast-in-place concrete work, which of the following requirements and safety practices apply?
|Building forms must be constructed into which the cement will be poured.|
|Shoring equipment must be inspected before erection to ensure it meets specifications set forth in the engineering drawings.|
|Reinforcing bars requirements must meet local building construction practices.|
|The forms may be removed after the concrete has hardened in order to allow the air to help cure the poured concrete.|
after a company written safety plan is in place, safety and health goals must follow. Which of the following is not an appropriate safety goal?
|Reduce workers’ comp claims by 75% during this year|
|Zero fatal accidents during this year|
|Reduce job related injuries by 20% during this year|
|Reduce “near miss” accidents by 25% during this year|
the purpose of an accident investigation is to collect facts. Which of the following investigation conclusions could lead to potential problems?
|The forklift did not receive the required preventive maintenance inspection before it was put back into service.|
|James created his own problem by removing the forklift seat belt because it was too uncomfortable.|
|The forklift driver left the forklift running while he went to the restroom.|
|While fixing the forklift’s brakes, a hydraulic fitting was discovered to be severely damaged.|
the environment in which employees work can contribute to workplace violence. Which of the following is true?
|Cutting employees out of the decision making process is a leading factor in employee anger in the workplace.|
|Keeping employees guessing as to what their jobs and responsibilities are does not add to the potential for workplace violence.|
|Supervisors and managers who go through toolboxes and work areas of employees will not be inviting violent behavior.|
|An environment that accepts hostile behavior will have hostile behavior.|
hich of the following conditions trigger workplace stress from competing loyalties?
|Added work load from corporate downsizing or expansion|
|Keeping up with the ever-changing multitude of regulations|
|When economic forces reduce resources|
|When attempts to meet production schedules become top priority|
what makes a safety committee have a useful and meaningful existence?
|Having a good cross-section of a variety of workers representing all departments|
|Having the right type of executive-level manager on the committee|
|Members must be truly empowered to identify hazards and take steps to eliminate them|
|Members must have a voice to raise safety and health issues|