HRM Test 3 CH 14 OHS

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Occupational Health & Safety

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Question 1

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Occupational health and safety legislation is based on the principle of ____________.
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  • due diligence
  • joint responsibility
  • participation

Question 2

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Employees have the right to ___________ if they believe that the work is dangerous.
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  • ignore their concern
  • refuse work
  • sue the company

Question 3

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The components of WHMIS are _____________, _____________, and _____________.
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  • labelling of hazardous material; MSDS; employee training
  • public information sessions; MSDS; employee training
  • employee training; labelling of hazardous material; public info sessions

Question 4

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Common indicators of job hazards include all of the following except ________.
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  • employee modifications to workstations
  • poor product quality
  • low levels of absenteeism and turnover

Question 5

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Accident proneness is _______________ when a person who is accident prone on one job is not on a different job.
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  • situational
  • inherited
  • consistent

Question 6

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A key to successful safety programs is __________.
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  • employee teams
  • career development
  • behaviour modification
  • strong management commitment

Question 7

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Employer responsibilities in OHS include ________________.
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  • due diligence i.e. taking every precaution to ensure health & safety
  • filing government accident reports
  • enforcing safety rules
  • prohibiting unsafe equipment

Question 8

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Employees have the right to
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  • know about workplace safety hazards
  • participate in OHS process
  • refuse unsafe work

Question 9

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Joint health and safety committees are a non-adversarial atmosphere where management and labour work together to ensure workplace health and safety.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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OHS laws are enforced by
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  • periodic inspections of the workplace by the government
  • constant monitoring by the government
  • periodic inspections by third-party health associations

Question 11

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Material safety data sheets outline procedures for safe handling of products only.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Accidents are caused by
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  • unsafe conditions such as improperly guarded equipment, improper ventilation, psychological climate
  • unsafe acts such as operating too fast/slow, throwing materials, quarreling
  • chance occurrences beyond anyone's control
  • employee modifications to workstations to improve productivity

Question 13

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The following factors increase risk of workplace violence:
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  • contact with public, exchange of money, guarding valuables
  • delivery of passengers/goods, working with unstable people, working at a desk
  • working late night shifts, working day shifts, working in community-based settings

Question 14

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Personal characteristics related to accident repetition include vision, literacy, age and perceptual/motor skills.
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  • True
  • False

Question 15

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Employers can legally test for substance abuse at random.
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  • True
  • False

Question 16

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These factors contribute to job-related stress:
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  • Type B personalities
  • Highly demanding job
  • Poor work/sleep patterns
  • Challenging job

Question 17

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Burnout is the total depletion of physical and mental resources caused by excessive striving to reach unrealistic work-related goal.
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  • True
  • False

Question 18

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Repetitive strain injuries include soft-tissue injuries of neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, back and legs. Employers should
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  • advise and train workers
  • identify and asses RSI risk factors
  • encourage reporting of symptoms
  • use ergonomic interventions
  • pay related medical bills

Question 19

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Measurable outcomes of employee wellness programs are related to all of the following except
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  • productivity
  • cost reduction
  • retention
  • profit
  • globalization
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