Chap015 - Chapter 15 - Safety, Health and Employee...

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Chapter 15 - Safety, Health and Employee Assistance Programs Chapter 15 Safety, Health and Employee Assistance Programs True / False Questions 1. In the United States, the number of workers dying on the job each day has been increasing steadily over the past 10 years. True False 2. Malfunctioning machinery is the most common cause of workplace injury, followed by slips, strains, sprains, and falls. True False 3. Stress-related disability claims are growing rapidly in the workers' compensation system. True False 4. The Occupational Safety and Health Act extends to any business (regardless of size) that affects free trade. True False 5. Federal, state, and local government workers are excluded from the Occupational Safety and Health Act because the government cannot easily proceed against itself in the event of violations. True False 6. To date, NIOSH has identified more than 1,500 toxic substances based on its research. True False 7. The purpose of OSHA record-keeping requirements is to identify where safety and health problems have been occurring (if at all). True False 15-1
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Chapter 15 - Safety, Health and Employee Assistance Programs 8. At the worksite, inspectors concentrate more on technical infractions than on dangerous hazards. True False 9. Employers who want help in recognizing and correcting safety and health hazards can get it from a free, onsite consultation service funded by OSHA. True False 10. Since OSHA is a federally run program, states are not allowed to develop and administer their own programs, even if they are approved by the secretary of labor. True False 11. The Supreme Court has ruled that, under certain circumstances, walkouts in unionized firms due to unsafe working conditions are legal during the term of valid collective bargaining agreements that contain no-strike and grievance and/or arbitration clauses. True False 12. Because of the expenses required to make adjustments, management's willingness to correct hazards and to improve such vital environmental conditions as ventilation, noise levels, and machine safety is much lower now than it was before OSHA. True False 13. Accidents often result from an interaction of unsafe conditions and unsafe management practices. True False 14. Management controls attempt to eliminate unsafe work conditions. True False 15-2
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Chapter 15 - Safety, Health and Employee Assistance Programs 15. A loss-control program has four components: a safety plan, safety records, a safety audit, and employee feedback. True False 16. If employees see executives disregarding safety rules or treating hazardous situations lightly, they will feel that they, too, have the right to violate the rules. True False
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