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OSHA Practices for Safety and Health Programs

1. Which of the following should always be set as the top priority?

A. Having a simple procedure for reporting any injuries, illnesses, incidents, hazards, or safety and health concerns without fear of retaliation.

B. Safety and health.

C. Training on how to identify and control hazards.

D. Identifying foreseeable emergency scenarios and developing instructions on what to do in each case.


2. On-site Consultation Program services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations.

A. True

B. False


3. In order to establish specific goals and objectives that will improve workplace safety and health, injury and illness rates should be the main focus.

A. True

B. False


4. All of the following workers at a worksite should participate in safety and health programs, except for:

A. Contractors

B. Subcontractors

C. Temporary staffing agencies

D. All workers at a worksite should participate in safety and health programs


5. Some OSHA standards require all of the following information to be made available to workers, except for:

A. Chemical and equipment manufacturer safety recommendations

B. Safety Data Sheets

C. Injury and illness data

D. Results of environmental exposure monitoring conducted in the workplace


6. A critical element of any effective safety and health program is a proactive, ongoing process to identify and assess such hazards.

A. True

B. False


7. Identifying workers’ exposure to health hazards is as simple as identifying physical safety hazards.

A. True

B. False


8. Which of the following is considered a health hazard?

A. Paint

B. Noise

C. Repetitive motion

D. Health hazards include chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks


9. The purpose of an investigation must always be to identify _____ the incident or concern, in order to prevent future occurrences.

A. Who is at fault in

B. Equipment that was used in

C. The root causes of

D. Miscommunications of


10. Options for controlling hazards should be identified and evaluated using:

A. Workers who have the best understanding of the conditions.

B. A hierarchy of controls.

C. A hazard control plan.

D. Plans with measures to protect workers during emergencies and nonroutine activities.


11. Employers should select the controls that are the most:

A. Feasible

B. Effective

C. Permanent

D. Employers should select the controls that are the most feasible, effective, and permanent


12. An effective plan will address which hazards first?

A. Serious

B. Physical

C. Chemical

D. Biological


13. Regardless of limited resources, employers have an obligation to protect workers from recognized, serious hazards.

A. True

B. False


14. Effective training and education should always be provided in a formal classroom setting.

A. True

B. False


15. Program evaluation and improvement include all of the following, except:

A. Establishing, reporting, and tracking goals and targets that indicate whether the program is making progress.

B. Evaluating the program initially, and periodically thereafter, to identify shortcomings and opportunities for improvement.

C. Using a hazard control plan to guide the selection and implementation of controls.

D. Providing ways for workers to participate in program evaluation and improvement.


16. What is the first step in monitoring?

A. Define indicators that will help track performance and progress.

B. Establish and follow procedures to collect, analyze, and review performance data.

C. Track leading indicators to understand how well various aspects of the program have been implemented.

D. Reflect on steps taken to prevent injuries or illnesses before they occur.


17. Effective communication and coordination mean that, before coming on site, contractors and staffing agencies and their workers are aware of all of the following, except:

A. The types of hazards that may be present.

B. What to do in case of an emergency.

C. The procedures or measures they need to use to avoid or control their exposure to these hazards.

D. How to contact the host employer to report an injury, illness, or incident or if they have a safety concern.


18. Even though an incident did not result in death, injury, or illness, a close call / near miss signals that hazards are not being adequately controlled or that new hazards have arisen.

A. True

B. False


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