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31. The right-to-know provision of OSHA specifies employees’ right to know if:

A) Someone they work with has a communicable disease.

B) Someone they work with has a violent history.

C) They are working with unsafe substances.

D) They are working with a sex offender.

E) They are working with unsafe machinery.

32. Companies should make sure that their drug testing policy includes all of the following EXCEPT:

A) Notice to employees (or applicants) that drug testing will be conducted and the procedures to be used.

B) A careful chain of custody to ensure that samples are not lost, mixed up, or switched.

C) A dignified but secure method of collecting samples.

D) Confirmation of all positive drug results with more sensitive tests.

E) Opportunity for the individual to not disclose which prescription or over-the-counter drugs he/she uses.

33. The “Guide to Workplace Smoking Policies” recommends that employers should:

A) Ban smoking entirely from the workplace due to its negative consequences.

B) Not hire job applicants who smoke.

C) Create separate ventilated smoking areas.

D) Punish those employees who do not quit smoking within a six-month period.

E) Offer incentives to employees who try to quit smoking.

34. Which of the following is an indicator of highly injurious level of workplace violence?

A) Pushing, fistfights

B) Theft

C) Sabotage

D) Psychological trauma

E) Major violations of company policy

35. Prolonged (20 hours or more) exposure to video display terminals has been associated with:

A) High levels of drug abuse.

B) Higher risks of miscarriage.

C) Hearing problems.

D) Speech problems.

E) Alcoholism.

36. __________ is now a very common workers’ compensation claim in jobs involving essentially the same movements over and over again.

A) Rorschach Survey Interest

B) Research Survey Interest

C) Repetitive Stretch Injury

D) Repetitive Strain Injury

E) Research Safety Institute

37. __________ is defined as “a situation where job-related factors affect a worker’s psychological and/or physiological condition such that the person deviates from normal functioning.”

A) Work sickness

B) Job stress

C) Job burnout

D) Environmental illness

E) Employee withdrawal

38. Which of the following does NOT lead to job stress?

A) Organizational downsizing

B) Job demands

C) Role ambiguity

D) Family responsibilities

E) Telecommuting

39. Which of the following is true regarding ergonomics?

A) Employers need not worry about ergonomics issues because the standard was repealed by Congress.

B) Employers should take steps to solve ergonomics issues under the general duty clause.

C) Elder care programs are available under the standard.

D) Management need only spend 10% of the operating budget on ergonomic remedies.

E) Ergonomics is the process of handling injury cases that have resulted in loss of consciousness.

40. A textile mill in its efforts to launch a wellness program for its employees should follow all of the following EXCEPT:

A) Launch simple programs such as blood pressure and cholesterol screening or distribute information about nutrition to employees.

B) Schedule events before work, during lunch, or after work so the activities do not take employees away from their regular duties.

C) Take advantage of community services.

D) Disallow employees to plan and implement activities and conduct a survey to assess employees’ health and recreational interests.

E) Find out what other firms in the area or industry have done and learn from their experiences.

41. According to OSHA, which of the following needs to be recorded?

A) A disabled employee working in a potentially hazardous job.

B) An employee who trips and falls in the parking lot and requires the use of the first aid kit before going back to work.

C) When an employee suffers and injury at work that requires the employee to transfer to another job.

D) If an employee is new to a job and is at greater risk to injury than an employee with longer tenure.

E) Due to an employee’s overwhelming number of allergies they are sensitive to non- hazardous smells in the workplace.

42. Which of the following has the top priority for OSHA inspection?

A) Random inspections

B) Re-inspections

C) High hazard industries

D) Imminent danger

E) Employee complaints

43. When an employee cuts a finger after removing the safety guard from his equipment to be able to cut faster, this is an example of an?

A) Unsafe working environment

B) Unrecognized hazard

C) Unsafe act

D) Observable bias

E) Unsafe work assignment

44. An employee uses potentially hazardous chemicals in the course of doing their work.  As a result, the employee occasionally contracts a minor rash.  In this situation, according to OSHA the employer must

A) transfer the employee to a job without the harmful chemical.

B) inform the employee of the hazards associated with the job.

C) require the employee to secure a doctor’s permission to continue on the job

D) provide that employee to take special protection clothing.

E) fire the employee and pre-screen all candidates with a medical examination.

45. You have been hired as a consultant to reduce your client’s potential for workplace violence.  You could suggest all of the following except

A) Increase role ambiguity

B) Introduce predictive selection methodology

C) Develop policies outlining a zero tolerance for violence

D) Conduct background checks on all new employees

E) Provide training to your managerial staff


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