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INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE IN

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

MOCK PAPER IGC2: CONTROL OF INTERNATIONAL WORKPLACE HAZARDS


1. An organisation uses small quantities of toxic chemicals

(a) Identify FOUR possible routes of entry of toxic substances into the body

(b) Explain the difference between acute and chronic health effect

(c) Identify the sources of information which could be used in the assessment of risk of toxic
substances.

(d) Outline the control measures that might be required in order to minimise risks to workers



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2. A portable electric drill for use on a construction site needs periodic inspection
and testing to ensure it is safe to operate.

Identify the factors that would determine the frequency of the inspection and testing.





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3. (a) Outline the term ‘respirable dust’.

(b) Outline the methods for measuring airborne dust in the workplace.
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4. (a) Identify FOUR types of ionising radiation. (4)

(b) Outline the main control measures for ionising radiation. (4)

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5. Identify EIGHT common causes of fires in the workplace.

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6. Identify the main hazards associated with demolition work.

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7. (a) Identify the elements of a hierarchy of control to minimise pollution from
waste. (4)

(b) Outline techniques which can be used to reduce the risk of environmental
damage from spillage and leakage of liquid waste. (4)


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8. Identify control measures to reduce the risk of accidents from reversing vehicles in the
workplace.
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9. A worker is manually loading boxes of components onto metal shelves.

(a) Identify FOUR types of injury that the worker could suffer while carrying
out this activity.

(b) Identify factors in relation to the task that will increase the risk of injury.




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10. Identify EIGHT safe working practices that should be considered to reduce the
risk when using a mobile tower scaffold. (8)

11. (a) Identify FOUR hazards associated with the use of battery-powered fork lift trucks.

(b) Outline the control measures for EACH of the hazards identified in (a).

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