Flashcards in Saftey and Hazards Deck (23)
How is the workers compensation board of Alberta funded?
100% of the funding for the WCB comes from employers in Alberta.
What are the Four categories of workplace hazards?
Biological, Chemical, Ergonomic, Physical
What is an example of an engineering control for worker protection?
When is an administrative control put in place for worker protection?
When an engineering control cannot eliminate or control a hazard
Who is responsible to have an emergency response plan in place at the work site?
When must your employer do if first aid supplies are stored in secure containers at the worksite?
Ensure containers are marked to indicate their contents.
Who is responsible to ensure work site emergency response plans are up to date?
When a work site hazard assessment identifies that workers are required to wear PPE. what is your employers responsibility?
Ensure that all workers properly use and wear PPE.
Industrial protective head wear must comply with what standard?
In what situation is your employer obligated to provide you with proper PPE according to OHS Code?
When workers are exposed to respiratory hazards only
Who is responsible for providing workers with WHIMIS Training?
Employers are responsible to:
Provide MSDS sheets for each controlled product, inform all workers about chemical hazards on site, train workers about labels, MSDS, etc
Employees are responsible for:
Apply workplace labels where and when required.
The key elements of WHIMIS are:
Employee education, MSDS and product labeling
The goal of whimis:
proctect the worker by providing information on hazardous materials
An MSDS must be provided for each controlled product because they:
provide more detailed information than can be provided on a label
The supplier label is attached to the:
container in which the product is shipped
Before entering a confined space you should:
use a gas detector to determine whether the area contains any dangerous fumes or gases
What type of fire extinguisher is versatile for fighting different types of fires?
Multi purpose dry chemical
When should you not fight a fire for personal safety reasons?
The fire could black your escape route
What are the four steps of proper extinguisher use? (PASS)
Pull pin, Aim, squeeze handle, sweep from side to side.
What extinguisher should be used to fight a small fire burning in a pile of oily rags?