It’s the work, not where it’s carried out that determines which OHS requirements apply. Fall protection, PPE, materials handling and other OHS requirements may be more detailed and stringent when
All injured workers are entitled to accommodations but not necessarily reinstatement. In addition to being cost effective, implementing a return-to-work process is essentially mandatory in the 9 jurisdictions where employers
The 3 types of exemptions you must make to your mandatory mask policy. Companies that don’t follow current COVID-19 public health guidelines and government emergency orders (which we’ll refer to
QUESTION Name the three factors that cause electrical accidents? ANSWER Most of electrical accidents are the result of one of three following factors: Unsafe equipment or installation, Unsafe environment, or
QUESTION What are the ways infectious microorganisms known as bloodborne pathogens which cause disease in humans, are transmitted? ANSWER Bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted through blood and other bodily fluids
QUESTION Give examples of the kind of situations crew members in boats/ships may confront which they can anticipate and prepare for in advance by regularly scheduled drills? ANSWER The regularly
QUESTION What are the ways to control hazards in confined space? ANSWER These include engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment. Engineering controls are designed to remove the hazard
QUESTION What are the most effective ways to monitor contractor safety performance? ANSWER Periodic inspections, jobsite walk – through and annual audits are the most effective and practical methods to
QUESTION What is the relationship or connection with compressed GAS/AIR and Cylinders?? ANSWER Compressed gases are stored in heavy-walled metal cylinders designed, produced and tested for use with compressed gases.
A quiz explaining what it means to “ensure” workers are properly trained. What’s at Stake: OHS laws say employers must “ensure” workers have the training they need to perform their
Don’t treat employees returning from COVID-19 like they’re radioactive lepers. SITUATION Fully recovered from his bout with COVID-19, Corey is thrilled and excited to return to work after 14 days
QUESTION What are potential eye hazards in the workplace that necessitate eye protection? Poor housekeeping practices, objects dropped from above, no prevention programs, chemicals. Radiation, slips and falls, no proper
QUESTION What are the objectives of implementing a safe patient handling program? Train/Evaluate, conduct needs analysis, institute a non-lift policy. Plan patient maneuvers, avoid patient lifting where possible, train/evaluate. Standardize
QUESTION What are the three major overhead hazards? Overloading, fall protection, dropped from above. Mechanical failure, electrical hazards, conduct risk assessment. Electrical hazards, overloading, dropped from above. Objects dropped from
QUESTION What are the kinds of outdoor workplace hazards that expose workers? Chemical hazards, physical hazards, workplace hazards. Traumatic injury hazards, biological hazards, pesticides. Physical hazards, biological hazards, vector-borne hazards.
QUESTION Can you name 5 subjects/topics that are most relevant to the discussions off-the-job safety? Training programs/protocols for off-the-job employees, seat-belt use in vehicles, defensive driving programs, Slips/Trips/Falls, personal discipline.
QUESTION What are the major reasons for poor indoor air quality for office workers? Poor housekeeping practices/protocols, humidifier fever, microbial contamination. Poorly designed or ventilation systems, indoor air pollution sources,
QUESTION What are the steps to eliminate the negative effects of hearing loss in the workplace? Hearing protective devices, tinnitus syndrome, and workplace accommodations. Disclosure of hearing loss, managing hearing
What control measures need to be in place to prevent hearing damage from excessive noise in the workplace?RoryL2020-07-17T19:32:23-07:00
QUESTION What control measures need to be in place to prevent hearing damage from excessive noise in the workplace? Install sound-proofing materials, post signage to worn excessive noise, job rotation.
SITUATION A mine worker suffers serious burns as a result of misusing cleaning solution containing hydrofluoric acid (HF). OHS investigators discover that the bottle containing the solution didn’t have a
QUESTION What are the three kinds of Hazards that have the potential risk of hand and finger injury? Power tools, hand tools, extreme hot or cold temperatures. Chemical applications, contact
The do’s and don’ts of COVID-19 response
QUESTION What are the Hazardous Conditions that warrant head protection? Objects falling from above striking employees on the head, accidental head contact with electrical hazards, slipping and tripping on greasy