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BUSI 2001 CH 10

DEFINITIONS CHAPTER 10

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Shared responsibility model A new approach to health and safety in the workplace that communicates the importance of employer and employee cooperation to reduce accident rates
Occupational health and safety legislation Laws intended to protect the health and safety of workers by minimizing work-related accidents and illnesses.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System(WHMIS) A Canada-wide, legally mandated system designed to protect workers by providing information about hazardous materials in the workplace.
Unsafe conditions The mechanical and physical conditions that cause accidents
Unsafe Acts Behavioural tendencies and undesirable attitudes that cause accidents. Unsafe acts undermine even the best attempts to minimize unsafe conditions.
Employee wellness program A program that takes a proactive approach to employee health and well-being.
Burnout The total depletion of physical and mental resources caused by excessive striving to reach an unrealistic work-related goal.
Ergonomics The art of fitting the workstation and work tools to the individual.
Workplace bullying An escalating type of workplace violence that can take a range of forms, from social isolation to excessive criticism.
1) What is the key objective of occupational health and safety legislation? C)Protecting the health and safety of workers by minimizing work-related accidents and illness.
2)Which of the following are requirement of ''due diligence''? A) The employer's responsibility to post notices and legislative information.
3)A worker cannot be disciplined if he/she refuses to work due to '' reasonable cause'' refers to: C) A complaint about a workplace hazard that has not been satisfactorily resolved or a safety problem that places employees in immediate danger.
4) Recently, a supervisor of a worker killed in an unsecured trench where the walls collapsed was charged with a criminal offence. Under what Law was the supervisor charged with this criminal offence? C) Criminal Code amendment on corporate killing.
5) As the supervisor of a chemical plant, Tom is responsible for disseminating information to workers and ensuring appropriate labelling is carried on hazardous material containers as provided by: A) WHMIS
Carlos is a forklift operator in a busy warehouse. At times, when there is a lot of loading to be done, Carlos tends to increase the speed of his forklift from the prescribed speed. What is Carlos doing by increasing the speed of his forklift? C) Engaging in an unsafe act.
8)A functional abilities evaluation (FAE) is conducted by: A) a health-care professional
9)Facilitating an employee's return to work plays an important role in controlling workers' compensation cost. In this context, what is the role of a ''functional abilities evaluation''? D) Assess an employee's performance capabilities.
10) Burnout is cause by: D) excessive striving to meet an unrealistic goal.
11) A ''poisoned work environment'' is characterized by: B) Harassment and psychological abuse.
12) Chan is an executive. His boss will retire next year, and he has established some objectives that are very ambitious but somewhat unrealistic. His colleagues notice that Chan has been working a lot and seems stressed. What is Chan suffering from? B) Burnout
13)Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) cost the Canadian economy $800 millions a=each year. The primary conditions that lead to RSI are: E) Poorly designed workstation and bad posture.
14) Ergonomics is used to minimize repetitive strain injuries by: C) Fitting the workstation and work tools to the individual.
Created by: Susan Curtis Susan Curtis on 2014-03-23



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