CHAP14.TB - Chapter 14 Managing Health, Safety, and Stress...

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Chapter 14 Managing Health, Safety, and Stress True/False 1. One of the strategic choices managers must make concerning health and safety issues is whether safety regulations will be formal or informal. Answer: True Page: 511 Moderate 2. A firm can successfully use a good safety record as a marketing tool. Answer: True Page: 511 Easy 3. OSHA is the enforcement arm of OSHRC. Answer: False Page: 512 Moderate 4. Employers are not required under OSHA regulations to keep records of occupational accidents. Answer: False Page: 513 Moderate 5. OSHA conducts inspections in all establishments covered by the act. Answer: True Page: 513 Easy 6. An inspection is unannounced, except for conditions of imminent danger when advance notice is given to allow the employer the opportunity to correct the situation as quickly as possible. Answer: True Page: 513 Moderate 7. NIOSH conducts employer inspections for OSHA. Answer: False Page: 515 Difficult
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Chapter 14—Managing Health, Safety, and Stress 8. OSHA gives top inspection priority to organizations where death or serious injury has occurred. Answer: True Page: 513 Easy 9. "Right to Know" legislation requires employers to notify employees if they are working in an area where previous accidents have occurred. Answer: False Page: 516 Difficult 10. An example of cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) would be the repetitive motion of a typist. Answer: True Page: 516 Moderate 11. Ergonomics is the study of job designs that maximize the human-machine interface. Answer: True Page: 517 Difficult 12. In most cases of workplace violence, employers can be held responsible because they are obligated by law to provide a safe working environment for their employees. Answer: True Page: 521 Moderate 13. Stress has been defined as the interaction between the individual and the environment characterized by physiological and psychological changes that cause a deviation from normal performance. Answer: True Page: 523 Difficult 14. Any amount of stress experienced by employees is bad. Answer: False Page: 524 Difficult 15. The organizational activities of the 1980s (downsizing and restructuring) have not been sources of stress to many workers. Answer: False Page: 525 Moderate 16. Type-A personalities perceive more job stress. Answer: True Page: 526 Moderate 17. Stress does not cause physical problems for people who suffer from excess stress. 14-2
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Chapter 14—Managing Health, Safety, and Stress Answer: False Page: 527 Easy 18. Two of the most important strategic choices regarding health programs are fitness, drug testing and rehabilitation plans. Answer: True Page: 528 Difficult 19. Part of the Drug-Free Workplace Act requires federal contractors to implement drug testing of employees on a periodic basis. Answer:
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CHAP14.TB - Chapter 14 Managing Health, Safety, and Stress...

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