Safety Unit 1

Question 1

Safety Unit 1

Employees covered by the OSHAct have particular rights in addition to protection by OSHA standards. Of the following, which is NOT an employee right under the Act?

    The right to inspect certain records and citations
    The right to protection from discrimination for filing a complaint against his/her employer
    The right to determine the appropriate and applicable standards for his or her workplace
    The right to participate in OSHA inspections

 

Question 2

 

Records provided for in 29 CFR 1904 shall be retained in each establishment for ____.

    three years following the end of the year to which they relate
    five years following the end of the year to which they relate
    the duration of employment of the employee involved plus 35 years
    no specified time; records for previous years do not have to be maintained.

 

Question 3

 

A State plan may cover any occupational safety and health issue in which a __________ has been promulgated under Section 6 of the Act.

    State plan
    Federal standard
    County inspection
    State outline

 

Question 4

 

OSHA requires recordkeeping of occupational injuries and illnesses by employers. OSHA specifies that employers use OSHA Form 300 or equivalent forms. What does the OSHA 300/300A do?

    Records and summarizes injuries and illnesses
    Records compliance with applicable standards for a company
    Records the accident and lost workday incidence rates
    Records training and medical monitoring results

 

Question 5

 

An OSHA inspection begins when the OSHA compliance officer __________.

    leaves the area office en route to the establishment that is to be inspected
    arrives at the establishment to be inspected and shows the employer a search warrant
    arrives at the establishment to be inspected and displays official credentials
    receives a complaint from a concerned citizen or worker, then seeks and receives a search warrant from a Federal Judge

 

Question 6

 

Accidents or fatalities and catastrophes resulting in hospitalization of three or more employees must be reported to OSHA by the employer within __________ hours.

    three
    48
    12
    eight

 

Question 7

 

Based on a 1978 Supreme Court ruling (__________vs __________), OSHA may not conduct warrantless inspections without an employer’s consent. It may however, inspect after acquiring a judicially authorized search warrant based upon administrative probable cause or upon evidence of a violation.

    Jones vs. Johnson
    Marshall vs. Barlow’s Inc.
    Smith vs. Adrlow’s Inc.
    Johnson & Johnson vs. Smith

 

Question 8

 

Inspections are conducted without advance notice. There are, however, special circumstances under which OSHA may indeed give notice to the employer but, even then, such a notice will be less than 24 hours. These special circumstances include:

    imminent danger situations that require correction as soon as possible.
    cases where notice is required to ensure that the employer and employee representative or other personnel will be present.
    situations in which the OSHA Area Director determines that advance notice would produce a more thorough or effective inspection.
    All of the above

 

Question 9

 

Obviously, not all seven million workplaces covered by the Act can be inspected immediately. The worst situations need attention first. Therefore, OSHA has established a system of inspection priorities. Which of the following has top inspection priority?

    Catastrophes and fatal accidents
    Imminent danger
    Employee complaints
    Governor’s complaint

 

Question 10

 

The Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 states that __________.

    a release of hazardous material must be reported
    employees will not be discriminated against
    employers provide a 40-hour workweek
    employers provide a safe work environment

 

Question 11

 

Describe the relationship between OSHA, NIOSH, and the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission as specified in the Act.

Your response must be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 12

 

How do you think that the requirements of the Recordkeeping Standard might be helpful for organizations in keeping their occupational injuries and illnesses in check?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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