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FINAL EXAMINATIONS JANUARY 2007

COURSE CODE AND NAME: OSH 210 SAFETY TECHNOLOGY II

DATE AND TIME:

JANUARY 10, 2007 (1:00P.M - 4:00 P.M)

DURATION OF EXAMINATION: THREE (3) hours

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Follow carefully all instructions on the Examination Booklet. Read all questions carefully. This paper has 3 pages (including this one) and nine (9) questions Answer Question 1 in Section 1 and any other five (5) questions in Section 2. Each question worth 10 marks DO NOT write your name on the paper

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

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Course Code: OSH 210

SECTION 1 (COMPULSORY)

1.

From a historical prospective most safety legislation were designed to be prescriptive and reactive in nature, simply aiming to prevent re-occurrence via specific codes and standards, not by carefully understanding the risk. Base on the above statement answer the following: (a) Discuss the importance of risk assessment as a requirement of safety legislation. (b) List and discuss the various stages involved in the risk assessment process.

SECTION 2
2. There are five steps involved in conducting a JSA, LIST and DISCUS the steps that must be carried out for a JSA to be effective. There is now substantial international acceptance of both the scale of manual handling hazards and the methods of prevention. Modern medical and scientific knowledge stresses the importance of an ergonomic approach to remove or reduce the risk of manual handling injury. An effective way to achieve this is to develop a manual handling management program (MHMP). Base on the above statement answer the following: (a) (b) 4. (1) (2) By using diagram outline the key element of a MHMP. Summarize these key elements. Define the term reasonably practicable as specified in Trinidad and Tobagos occupational safety and health legislation? And discuss its implication within a workplaces internal transportation safety program in terms of the hazards that are most likely to be encountered?

3.

5.

What are the control measures you can use to reduce the unacceptable risk from the use of electrical equipment in the workplace?

Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies

Course Code: OSH 210

6.

Hearing impaired workers may pose a hazard to others and to themselves. They may misunderstand warning and instruction. (1) (2) List the Health effects of hearing loss. What are the key consideration for developing and implementing a hearing conservation program?

7.

Discuss the basic elements of a fire protection program for the workplace and explain why is it important to have such a program?

8.

An employer shall ensure that a hazardous chemical is not used, handled or stored in the industrial relations establishment unless the prescribed requirement concerning identification, chemical safety data sheets and worker instruction and training are met. (OSH Act 2004 sec. 6(4), as amended 2006). In order for an employer to adequately comply with this section of the legislation there are important steps that must be followed. As the companys safety and health professional you are required to: (1) Identify and discuss the steps that your company must take in order to comply with sec. 6(4) of the Act.

9.

(1) (2)

What are the criteria that should be taken into consideration for assessing whether PPE is suitable. What are the hazards and type of PPE that should be used for breathing?

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Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies

Course Code: OSH 210