Workplace Safety Is No Accident Online Quiz
  1. Workplace safety is only the responsibility of the person(s) wearing the risk management hat.

    True
    False


  2. Any injury at work¡Xno matter how small¡Xmust be reported immediately to the person's supervisor and receive first-aid attention.

    True
    False


  3. Safety glasses, gloves, helmets, and safety shoes, although not a fashion statement, must be worn on the job if policy requires them.

    True
    False


  4. People have different work styles. Staff members who work best with piles of materials about their areas are just as safe from accident and injury as the neatniks.

    True
    False


  5. Safety is just common sense. The entity doesn't need to waste time training people not to put their hands in a shredder.

    True
    False


  6. Floor covering has the highest use of any part of a building.

    True
    False


  7. People will walk around spilled liquid on the floor; the best thing to do is to wait for the housekeeping staff to clean up spills properly.

    True
    False


  8. Most planning is a waste of time. We'll just dive in if we have an accident or injury and take care of the situation on the spot.

    True
    False


  9. All we can afford is the furniture we've been given. If the chairs don't adjust and we use tables instead of fancy desks, it won't hurt anyone.

    True
    False


  10. Chairs or stools can be substituted for a ladder to get items out-of-reach as long as an employee "spots" the person using the chair or stool.

    True
    False


  11. Reporting and replacing burned out light bulbs is an inexpensive and effective crime deterrent.

    True
    False


  12. A sloppy worker is only a danger to himself.

    True
    False


  13. Dress codes can decrease accidents and injuries.

    True
    False


  14. The police are available to conduct a security assessment of your premises.

    True
    False


  15. Presenting neat, cared-for premises makes your site less of a target.

    True
    False


  16. Where needed, special procedures for helping physically impaired employees should be incorporated into the entity's emergency plans.

    True
    False


  17. Escalators and elevators must be inspected, maintained and repaired on a regular basis.

    True
    False


  18. In a fire drill or fire, never use the elevator to exit the building.

    True
    False


  19. No one needs instructions on how to use a ladder.

    True
    False


  20. Landscaping and exterior lighting when improperly used can create a safety hazard.

    True
    False


  21. The most common areas of roof failure are at the joints of the roof.

    True
    False


  22. Anyone can safely pick up a fire extinguisher to put out a fire.

    True
    False


  23. Many states and local governments have special requirements for the storage and use of maintenance equipment.

    True
    False


  24. In many jurisdictions, gasoline used to power lawn tools must be stored in approved containers.

    True
    False


  25. Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces with nonpolluting cleaners and antimicrobial solutions protects against mold growth.

    True
    False


  26. It is inappropriate to install carpeting in areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem (under drinking fountains, and sinks), or on concrete floors without proper vapor barrier and sub flooring.

    True
    False


  27. If using a central humidification system, ensure that it is properly maintained and check frequently to avoid over humidification.

    True
    False


  28. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all employers.

    True
    False


  29. Providing ADA accommodations is more expensive than most public entities can afford.

    True
    False


  30. Public areas must be accessible for people with varying degrees of mobility.

    True
    False


  31. Injuries in office settings often come about because the "housekeeping" of the office has become slack, or if an excessive amount of paper, products or other materials create a daunting environment.

    True
    False


  32. The most common safety hazards associated with office design are falls, noise, inadequate pathways, and placement of furniture/equipment.

    True
    False


  33. Employees need to be trained to lift heavy objects, which can cause serious injuries.

    True
    False


  34. Chemical and cleaning supplies should be stored in a locked cabinet or storage room.

    True
    False


  35. It is unfriendly to require sign-in sheets or badges for visitors or vendors.

    True
    False


  36. Only those entities that have commercial kitchens need to worry about kitchen wiring, sanitation, temperature control and maintenance.

    True
    False


  37. Workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide.

    True
    False


  38. Chain and padlock exterior doors with push bars to make sure employees won't prop them open.

    True
    False


  39. Only public entity employees working in the medical field need to worry about infections that can be transmitted through contact with blood and body fluids.

    True
    False


  40. Employees should be trained to check vehicles before driving off on assignment to a high-risk area.

    True
    False


  41. HIV is the most common bloodborne infection in the United States.

    True
    False


  42. The ADA regulates transportation vehicles and facilities.

    True
    False


  43. OSHA is just a regulatory agency; safety training and information must be gotten elsewhere.

    True
    False


  44. A public entity is only responsible for ensuring that operators of vehicles used in the course of the entity's operations are properly licensed.

    True
    False


  45. A drug-free policy with enforceable consequences for disregarding the policy contributes to a safe workplace.

    True
    False


  46. A public entity can't protect employees from identity theft.

    True
    False


  47. Reassignment to light or modified duty can help reduce the overall costs and length of disability for a work-related accident.

    True
    False


  48. Stress affects moral, productivity and safety.

    True
    False


  49. Employees need to discern an "empty threat" from one that is serious.

    True
    False


  50. Sometimes the least expensive warning device can be the most effective.

    True
    False