Congress created OSHA to assure safe and healthful conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and compliance assistance. Under the OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their workers. For more information, visit OSHA’s website at

Here are some questions to test your knowledge.  Answers will be in next week’s blog.

1)The ___________ created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to set and enforce protective workplace safety and health standards.

  • a)Worker’s Safety Act of 1970
  • b)National Worker Protection Association
  • c)Industrial Health and Safety Administration
  • d)Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
  • e)National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

2)Which of the following is NOT protected under the whistleblower protection program?

  • a)Filing an OSHA complaint
  • b)Reporting an injury
  • c)Seeking access to employee exposure and injury records
  • d)Complaints filed nine months after an employer retaliatory action
  • e)Raising a safety or health complaint with an employer

3)Which part of the Code of Federal Regulations applies to construction?

  • a)CPUC Rule 21
  • b)CFR Part 825 Title 29
  • c)CEC Title 24
  • d)CFR Part 1926, Title 24
  • e)CFR Part 1926, Title 29

4)Per OSHA requirements, employers are responsible for training employees on _______________ and ________________. (pick two)

  • a)Recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions
  • b)How to carry out their duties
  • c)Applicable regulations and methods to control or eliminate hazards
  • d)How to report unproductive workers
  • e)Working efficiently and effectively

5)Match the definitions with the correct employee descriptions:

1)_____A person approved or assigned by an employer to perform a specific type of duty or be at a specific location on a jobsite.

2)_____One who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, professional standing, or extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated their ability to solve problems relating to the subject matter, work, or project.

3)_____One who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

  • a)Qualified
  • b)Authorized
  • c)Capable
  • d)Specified
  • e)Competent

6)True or False: General contractors may not exceed OSHA minimum requirements.

7)How often should site safety meetings be performed?

  • a)Monthly
  • b)Weekly, or whenever conditions change
  • c)Daily, or whenever conditions change
  • d)Hourly
  • e)Once

8)Which of the following would NOT be found on a site safety plan?

  • a)Emergency action plan
  • b)Racking attachment details
  • c)Incident notification
  • d)Minimum PPE
  • e)Details on safety meetings

9)What type of form is intended to identify, eliminate, and control hazards?

  • a)Job hazard analysis form
  • b)Task control form
  • c)Worker safety identification form
  • d)Hazard control form
  • e)Hazard identification form

10)True or False: New workers entering a task zone must read and sign off on the job hazard analysis form.

11)The least effective hazard control type is ___________.

  • a)Training and procedures
  • b)Elimination or substitution
  • c)Warnings
  • d)Personal protective equipment
  • e)Engineering controls

12)The most effective hazard control type is _____________.

  • a)Personal protective equipment
  • b)Elimination or substitution
  • c)Engineering controls
  • d)Warnings
  • e)Training and procedures

13)Which of the following concepts is part of a “culture of safety”?

  • a)Work alone when you can to save resources
  • b)Only pay attention to the task you are working on
  • c)Work as quickly as possible to get the job done
  • d)Never work alone
  • e)Include many people on a single task

14)Which of the following is NOT a “Focus Four” hazard?

  • a)Falls
  • b)Struck-by
  • c)Caught-in/between
  • d)Blindsided
  • e)Electrocution

15)On a large-scale ground mount PV construction site, it is common for workers to be exposed to ________________ of the Focus Four hazards.

  • a)One
  • b)All
  • c)None
  • d)Two
  • e)Three

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