Construction safety unit 3 assessment

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Employers are required by OSHA to review emergency evacuations with employees at specific times. Which of the following is NOT one of those times?
Selected Answer: Annually once implementedCorrect Answer: Annually once implemented

Question 2

6 out of 6 points

   
  What is defined in OSHA Standard 1926.32(f)?      
  Selected Answer: Competent PersonCorrect Answer: Competent Person      

Question 3

6 out of 6 points

   
  Training requirements for gas welding can be found in:      
  Selected Answer: 29 CFR 1926.350Correct Answer: 29 CFR 1926.350      

Question 4

6 out of 6 points

   
  What is OSHA’s first priority for conducting workplace inspections?      
  Selected Answer: Imminent DangerCorrect Answer: Imminent Danger      

Question 5

6 out of 6 points

   
  OSHA uses a two-step process to determine if a citation is warranted under the multi-employer worksite policy. The second step of the process is to:      
  Selected Answer: determine if the employer’s actions were sufficient to meet obligations of OSHA requirement.Correct Answer: determine if the employer’s actions were sufficient to meet obligations of OSHA requirement.      

Question 6

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  According to the OSHA construction standards, what is a competent person? Discuss two examples of competent person requirements from the construction standards. Your response should be at least 75 words in length.      
  Selected Answer:Competent person means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictablehazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, ordangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measuresto eliminate them.A competent person must have training and experience to be knowledgeable ofapplicable OSHA standards, performs inspections to identify workplace hazards,and is authorized by the employer to take measures to protect workers until thehazards are either eliminated or suitably controlled. Safety and health specialists are mainly concerned with the technical details of the health and safety of the workers. They carry out regular inspections on the conditions of the workplaces, exposure to hazards and installationof safety equipment. Where there is deficiency, they make recommendations on what ought to be done.A competent person must either have the authority to make safety-relatedchanges to those different operations or know who can enforce those changes. Supervisors areresponsible for the safety and health conditions of the workplace. They ensurethat all the employees are provided with the necessary health and safetyequipment and that all the safety measures are properly installed in theworkplace.Correct Answer:[None]Response Feedback:[None Given]      

Question 7

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  What are the four classifications of employers under OSHA’s multi-employer worksite policy? How do they relate to each other? Your response should be at least 75 words in length.      
  Selected Answer:Exposing employers:  These are employers whose employees are exposed to a hazard. They are required to protect their employees from the hazards.Creating Employers: These are employers who create the hazards in the workplaces.Correcting employers:  These are employers who are responsible for correcting a hazard.Controlling employers: They are also referred to as managers. They have contractual rights to manage the exposure, hiring and performance of the employees.When the creating employers create a hazard, the exposing employers put their employees at risk to the hazards. The correcting employers come in to correct these issues and protect the employees. The controlling employers ensure that there is order in an organization and that all tasks are properly carried out.Correct Answer:[None]Response Feedback:[None Given]      

Question 8

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  Imagine that you are the safety manager on a large construction site and are notified that an OSHA inspector has arrived at the site gate, inspection warrant in-hand, requesting access. Describe the procedures you would follow to accommodate the inspector’s request and how the inspection should proceed. Your response should be at least 200 words in length.      
  Selected Answer:As the safety manager on a large construction site, I will first ensure that the OSHA inspector has the necessary documentation allowing him to carry out the inspection works. This will require that produces his credentials. After this has been verified, I will invite the OSHA inspector to the company conference room and brief him on the structure of the organization. Present during this meeting would be representatives from the employees. During this meeting, the officer will outline on how he intends to conduct the inspection. The OSHA inspector will then be guided through the different departments as he carries out his assessment (Occupational Safety & Health Administration. n.d). During the inspection, it is expected that he will conduct his works in different ways including interviewing the workers, inspection of the safety records, health records, and quality of our equipment and the impact of the different operations in our organization on the workers. All the details that the OSHA inspector requests for will be provided. After the inspection has been completed, we will hold a closing conference with him. During this session, he would outline his findings. During this meeting, representatives from the management and employees will be present. Based out his findings, he will make recommendations on what we out to improve (Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 2008).Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (2008). Regulations (Standards – 29 CRF): General safety and health provisions. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10606Correct Answer:[None]Response Feedback:[None Given]      

Question 9

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  Using the requirements for General Duty violations in Chapter 4 of the OSHA Field Operations Manual (FOM) describe a situation that could be cited as a violation of the General Duty Clause. Remember that the General Duty Clause can only be applied if there is no OSHA standard for the hazard. Explain how your citation meets the four elements listed in the FOM as necessary to prove such a violation. Your response should be at least 200 words in length.      
  Selected Answer:An example of a situation that can be described as a violation of the General Duty Clause is where a contractor in a construction site fails to put in the necessary safety procedures and also fails to provide his employees with the necessary safety equipment. This happens despite his knowledge of what ought to be done. A worker falls from the second floor after a brick being lifted to the third floor hits him. As a result, the worker breaks his arm, and his leg is twisted in an awkward position from the fall. This situation amounts to a violation of the General Duty Clause because the contractor knew that the hazard was likely to cause death. According to general duty violation standard, if a condition or activity in the workplace created hazard its considered as a violation. The poor safety conditions in the site caused the accident. The employer had knowledge of the hazard or he should have had knowledge because he has been fully trained for such cases (Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 2008). The hazard was foreseeable. It is normally considered as a violation if there was a feasible means to eliminate or materially reduce the hazard. The accident could have been prevented by ensuring that the necessary lifting mechanisms have been put into place. However, the contractor did not do that. Finally, the workers were exposed to the hazard and it was only a matter of time before an accident occurred (Robson & Stephonson, 2010).Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (2008). Regulations (Standards – 29 CRF): General safety and health provisions. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10606Robson L., & Stephonson, C. (2010).effectiveness of training and education for the protection of workers. Toronto. pg. 2010-127.      



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