SAFETY AND HEALTH OFFICER EXAM QUESTIONS

1. A hazard analysis can be used to evaluate a potential hazard; what other
information should be considered?
a. Injury reports
b. Risk assessment
c. Statistical data
d. Fatality investigations


2. Which of the following drugs does not cause oedema?
(a) Growth hormone
(b) Beta blocker
(c) Anabolic steroids
(d) Calcium-channel blockers

3.  Which of the following is TRUE concerning goals:
a. All of the following are true
b. Pay and feedback lead to improved performance only when they leadindividual employees to set high goals
c. Employees given moderately difficult or easily attainable goals perform better than those given high challenging goals
d. Employees who are assigned value goals perform better than those employees who are given specific goals

4. A farmer presents with history of fever and chills, severe bodyache, headache, conjuctival suffusion and jaundice. He has severe muscle tenderness, leukocytosis and mild uraemia. The most likely disease would be:
(a) Leptospirosis
(b) Typhoid fever
(c) Typhus
(d) Viral hepatitis

5. Who are the customers of the occupational safety function?
a. All employees in an organization
b. From the CEO-level of management to the line worker
c. The safety manager, supervisor, peers, and subordinates
d. All employees in an organization and the community as a whole

6. The terms incidents and injuries are often used interchangeably. Actually the
meanings are:
a. Synonymous
b. Identical
c. Diametrically opposed
d. Different

7. Calculate the incidences rate for a company if the recordable incidents are 40
and the total hours worked are 1,500,000:
a. 8.7
b. 5.3
c. 2.6
d. 10.2

8. Keyboard operators and typists are especially susceptible to injury of the
(a) Axillary nerve
(b) Radial nerve
(c) Ulnar nerve
(d) Median nerve

9.. According to Pope, prior to 1960, safety and incident prevention used what type of approach to reduce injuries?
a. Situational Leadership Approach
b. Classical Management Approach
c. Engineering Approach
d. Contingency

10. Which of the following is a term used to describe the condition “epicondylitis”?
a. Roofer’s wrist
b. Rotator cuff
c. Trigger finger
d. Carpenter’s elbow 

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