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1. “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees” is referred to as the ____.

Correct Answer: General Duty Clause

2. The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses must be posted by the employer during the month(s) of ____.

Correct Answer: February through April

3. When determining the number of days away from work for a recordable injury or illness, you must count the day of the incident.

Correct Answer: False

4. When construction employers perform work in general industry locations which fall under 29 CFR 1910 standards such as a manufacturing plant, the trigger height for fall protection requirements starts at _____ feet.

Correct Answer: 4

5. Beginning in 2018, employers of 250 or more employees must submit their ____, ____, and _____ forms electronically to OSHA purged of any personal individual information while employers with 20 to 249 employees in high hazard industries such a construction are required to submit only their 300A form information electronically.

Correct Answer: A. 300; 300A; 301

6. A person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated their ability to solve or resolve problems related to the subject matter, the work, or the project is known as a ____ person.

Correct Answer: Qualified

7. The OSHA Hazard Communication standard requires an employer to train employees on the hazardous chemicals in their work area ____ and when any new hazards are introduced.

Correct Answer: Before initial assignment

8. Employers must maintain medical records of an employee for the duration of employment plus ____ year(s) unless the employee has worked for less than one year, at which time the records must be offered to the employee upon termination.

Correct Answer: 30

9. The permissible exposure limit time-weighted average for an employee exposed to respirable crystalline silica is ____ µg/m3 over an 8-hour period.

Correct Answer: 50

10. Employees required by the silica standard to wear a respirator for 30 or more days per year in the upcoming year (next 365 consecutive days) must be offered a medical exam that meets the requirements of the silica standard within ____ days of initial assignment unless the employee has had an examination within the last three years that meets the examination requirements of the standard.

Correct Answer: 30