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If cited by OSHA, does a contractor have any recourse?
YES, THE CONTRACTOR CAN GO TO THE APPEALS BOARD
DOSH, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health requires a contractor to obtain a permit when he constructs:
- ALL OF THE ABOVE(A. TRENCHES WHICH ARE 5 FEET OR MORE DEEP, INTO WHICH A PERSON IS REQUIRED TO DESCEND
- B. BUILDING OR SCAFFOLDING MORE THAN 3 STORIES
- C. DEMOLISHES ANY BUILDING MORE THAN 3 STORIES)
An employee of a contractor files a complaint with DOSH due to safety violations at the workplace. A DOSH inspector arrives for an unannounced visit to investigate. Which of the following statements is true for this situation?
THE EMPLOYER MUST ALLOW THE INSPECTOR TO ENTER THE WORKPLACE SINCE DOSH HAS A LEGAL RIGHT TO INSPECT ANY PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
When a CAL/OSHA inspector comes by the work place, the employer should...
- NONE OF THE ABOVE(A. ASK THE SUPERVISOR TO CLEAN UP THE WORK AREA
- B. FIX ANY PROBLEMS THAT EXIST THAT MIGHT BE SEEN
- C. INFORM THE EMPLOYEES THAT AN INSPECTOR WILL BE ON THE PREMISES AND TO COOPERATE WITH HIS/HER REQUESTS)
Which of the following types of businesses are not required to maintain an annual record of work related injuries and illnesses?
AN EMPLOYER WITH 10 OR LESS EMPLOYEES
Which type of job related injury requires the employer to make a written report?
AN INJURY REQUIRING MEDICAL ATTENTION BEYOND FIRST AID
An employee can learn about safety records at a company because the employer must post a summary record of job related injuries in a conspicuous place.....
ONCE A YEAR
CAL/OSHA specifies that a minimum of one toilet shall be provided for ____ workers at a job site.
How often should you, an employer, conduct routine safety inspections at a job site?
ONCE A DAY
Who is responsible for posting safety regulations at the job site?
Who is responsible for 'tailgate' safety regulations at the job site?
Which of the following is NOT true regarding safety meetings between the foreman and the employees?
CAL/OSHA MUST BE NOTIFIED BEFORE ALL SAFETY MEETINGS
What size companies must comply with standard safety training?
When are you allowed to have employees work in an unsafe area?
NOT UNTIL THE AREA IS COMPLETELY SAFE
What should you do when working in a potentially dangerous area?
PROCEED WITH CAUTION, MAKING SURE YOU TAKE ALL RESPONSIBLE MEASURES NECESSARY TO MAKE THE AREA SAFE, INCLUDING THE SUPERVISORS
If you are the contractor and you notice a piece of equipment that does not meet current safety standards, when may you use it?
WHEN IT DOES MEET SAFETY STANDARDS
Unsafe or faulty equipment is found on a job site. What should you do?
IT IS THE CONTRACTORS RESPONSIBILITY TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM
During the course of construction, John notices that one of his employees is working with an unsafe piece of equipment. What should John do?
IMMEDIATELY STOP THE EMPLOYEE AND HAVE THE EQUIPMENT REPAIRED OR REPLACED
On a job site, a Cal/OSHA inspector discovers a piece of equipment that is hazardous. A temporary variance may be granted.....
IF THE EQUIPMENT IS NEW AND CAN BE FIXED BEFORE USE
When may an employer obtain a temporary variance from OSHA?
IF THE EMPLOYER CANNOT COMPLY WITH A NEW CALIFORNIA STANDARD AND APPLIES PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE STANDARD
When you are renovating or doing demolition jobs where the release or threatened release of hazardous materials will be present, this must be reported to the EPA or AQMD.....
BEFORE THE JOB BEGINS
An employee is injured at a time when the contractor's license is suspended or revoked. What could happen to the contractor?
THE CONTRACTOR MAY FACE A LAWSUIT FOR DAMAGES
Which of the following statements is NOT true with respect to employee complaints for alleged safety violations?
IF AN EMPLOYEE BELIEVES VIOLATIONS EXIST, HE MUST CONTINUE TO WORK IN THE AREA OF QUESTION, UNTIL THE DOSH INSPECTS THE SITE
Except in an emergency, you must notify the regional Underground Service Alert Notification Center no less than _____ day (s) before nor ore than ______ starting excavation work.
2..... 14 DAYS DAYS BEFORE
If you hired an employee to work with toxic waste and you forget to explain an important safety feature, which resulted in an employee getting burned, what could happen?
THE EMPLOYEE COULD SUE THE EMPLOYER FOR NEGLIGENCE
How many workers and employees learn if a construction substance constitutes a threat of cancer?
- ALL OF THE ABOVE(A. BY OBTAINING A "LIST OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES" FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
- B. FROM DOSH OR Cal/ OSHA
- C. BY READING THE "MATERIALS SAFETY DATA SHEET" PROVIDED BY SUPPLIERS OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
When your employees are working with hazardous materials, how and/or where should the information, concerning the materials be obtained if an employee wanted the information?
IT SHOULD BE POSTED NEAR THE JOB SITE OR SHOULD BE KEPT BY THE SUPERVISOR AND SUPPLIED TO THE EMPLOYEE WHEN REQUESTED
Which of the following correctly matches the type of fire with the hazardous material?
TYPE B- FLAMMABLE LIQUID
How long does a contractor have to retain records of employees subject to hazardous materials?
Clothing contaminated with asbestos:
SHOULD BE SPECIALLY LAUNDERED SEPARATELY OR DISCARDED
During removal of asbestos from ceilings:
- ALL OF THE ABOVE(A. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND A RESPIRATOR SHOULD BE WORN
- B. FLOORS, WALLS, WINDOWS AND DOORS SHOULD BE SEALED WITH A DOUBLE LAYER OF SIX-MIL PLASTIC SHEETING
- C. THE ASBWSTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY WETTED)
What is the most common carcinogen found on construction and demolition sites?
Which of the following is most important regarding safety at a job site?
CONTRACTOR SHOULD REQUIRE THE WORKERS HOW TO USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT
What is the maximum allowed travel distance from any point of a work area to a fire extinguisher?
Which of the following are employees not required to learn?
HOW TO CONDUCT TAILGATE SAFETY MEETINGS
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