What Are the Keys to Success?

How do you determine whether an electrical contractor’s safety program is a success? Test yourself on some of the key indicators.

1. OSHA considers ______ to be a major leading indicator for determining the effectiveness of an employer’s safety program.

Correct Answer: Any of the above

2. The number of recorded safety observations performed by workers and supervisors is considered to be a ______.

Correct Answer: Leading indicator

3. The acronym “SMART,” as used to describe leading indicators, refers to:

Correct Answer: Specific, Measurable, Accountable, Reasonable, Timely

4. An experience-modification ratio of ______ is a good indicator of an effective safety program.

Correct Answer: Less than 1

5. The number of company employees that have received OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour Construction Outreach Safety Training could be considered to be a ______.

Correct Answer: Leading indicator

6. The number of OSHA recordable injuries experienced by a company within a calendar year is considered to be a ______.

Correct Answer: Lagging indicator

7. A pre-employment and random substance-abuse testing program has been identified as a key component in reducing injuries and improving safety on the job.

Correct Answer: True

8. OSHA requires that all employees must be certified in first aid, CPR and AED.

Correct Answer: False

9. The phrase, “Each employer shall furnish to each employee both employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to the employee,” is known as the ______ of the OSHA Act.

Correct Answer: The general duty clause

10. In order for an injury or illness to be considered "OSHA recordable," the exposure or injury must be job-related and require ______.

Correct Answer: Medical treatment beyond first aid