Safe and Sound

Next month, OSHA will be celebrating Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 12–18, 2019. There are many ways you can participate. Visit for more information and celebrate your safety successes and efforts at #SafeAndSoundAtWork.

1. An organization must develop a ______ to describe its commitment to safety and health.

Correct Answer: Written policy

2. An employee who has filed a health and safety complaint with OSHA or is reporting an injury can be terminated immediately.

Correct Answer: False

3. The most effective way to control hazards according to the Hierarchy of Controls is ______.

Correct Answer: Elimination

4. One method to identify hazards that could be present is by conducting a(n) ______ with the workers involved with the task.

Correct Answer: Job Hazard Analysis

5. According to 29 CFR 1926.20, the employer shall only permit those employees who are ______ by training and experience to operate equipment and machinery.

Correct Answer: Qualified

6. If an employer fails to provide PPE to six employees, the employer may be subject to a citation for ______ violations.

Correct Answer: Six

7. Water that meets the quality standards prescribed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR part 141) is ______.

Correct Answer: Potable water

8. If the sound level in the work area exceeds ______ dB for a duration of 8 hours per day, an effective hearing conservation program shall be implemented and administered.

Correct Answer: 90

9. The risk-analysis model used for analyzing the causes of an incident or accident where numerous factors must align for an incident or accident to occur is referred to as the ______.

Correct Answer: Swiss cheese model

10. Vehicles used to transport employees on a construction site must have seats firmly secured to the vehicle and be adequate for the number of employees to be carried.

Correct Answer: True