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IGC1 True/False questions

Day 1

1. Occupational health and safety is not multi-disciplinary. F

2. Complexity is one of the barriers to good standards of health and safety. T
3. There is no difference in meaning between the words: health, safety, welfare, and
environment. F
4. The reasons for good health and safety are moral, social and economic. T
5. All costs of accidents are direct. F
6. Where a country has no health and safety law it does not need to adopt any standards. F
7. ILO is an agency of the UN. T
8. Employers and workers both have responsibilities. T
9. ILO-OSH 2001 does not give any guidelines on managing health and safety. F
10. The first step in the ILO-OSH 2001 model for health and safety management is
“preparation” F

Day 2

1. Health and safety policies do not have a role in decision-making. F

2. There are four key elements to a health and safety policy. F
3. Health and safety policies should be reviewed annually. T
(this is only a recommendation though – so you could easily answer False to this,
because really it should be “as often as necessary”. Probably best used to spark
discussion on frequency.)
4. The arrangements part of a policy refers to how health and safety is managed. T
(but this is arguable, depends what you mean by “managed” – the whole policy
document is about managing health and safety because it is part of a health and
safety management system!)
5. Suppliers, manufacturers and designers do not have any responsibilities. F
6. Contractors working for a company hold all responsibility for accidents. F
7. There is a correlation between safety performance and safety culture. T
8. Poor decision-making does not lead to poor culture. F
9. A good culture depends on good communication and competence. T
(amongst other things.)
10. Motivation influences safety-related behaviour. T

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Day 3

1. Hazard and risk are different. T

2. Worker representatives are allowed to investigate accidents. T
(in some countries, but depends on local laws.)
3. Risk is a measure of likelihood and time. F
4. Residual risk is what is left at the bottom of a risk assessment form. F
(could be answered either way - it depends how the risk assessment form is
designed! It is the risk remaining after taking account of the controls in place.)
5. Risk assessments need reviewing. T
6. PPE is at the top of the hierarchy of control. F
7. Emergency procedures should include how to contact the rescue services. T
8. Every workplace needs a first-aid room. F
9. Anyone carrying out first aid should be trained. T
10. Targets set for health and safety need not be measurable. F

Day 4

1. Accident investigation reports are an internal source of information. T

2. A confined space is any area where it is difficult to get into or out of the space. F
(there needs to be one of the specified risks e.g. fire or explosion, asphyxiation, etc.)
3. It is possible to be classed as a “lone worker” even though there are other people
about. T (e.g. carers, security staff, etc. may be lone workers – they still have
“people” with them but they are separated from colleagues).
4. Reactive monitoring is concerned with analysing accident data. T
(but not only – there are other examples too.)
5. Workplace safety tours are an example of active monitoring. T
6. Workplace inspections have no disadvantages to them. F
7. Safety audits are not evidence based. F
8. Safe systems of work include technical, procedural and behavioural controls. T
9. A permit-to-work system will always prevent an accident. F
10. A permit-to-work can be extended. T
(if the permit system allows it.)
11. Benchmarking can help a company improve. T

Day 5

1. Accidents are investigated so that we can repeat them. F

2. A dangerous occurrence always involves personal injury. F
3. Gathering information after an accident is only concerned with observation. F
4. Instances of ill-health need not be analysed. F
5. Major injuries should always be reported to the authorities. T
(if your region has a requirement for that.)

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6. Reviewing performance should lead to improvements. T
(but only if the recommendations are implemented!)
7. Major accidents have no effect on a company. F
8. When interviewing witnesses, asking questions with ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers is the
quickest and most effective. F
9. People always report accidents if the company rules require it. F
10. During the annual review of health and safety performance, the board of directors
will review performance indicators to see if the safety performance is on target. T

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