1. What are three questions you should ask about safety before you start a job?
There are ten important safety questions you should ask:
- What are the hazards of my job?
- What are the company’s safety and health rules?
- When will I receive training in job safety and the workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS)?
- Is there a safety and health committee or a worker representative? Where is the safety and health bulletin board located?
- Do I need to wear safety gear and when will I be shown how to use it?
- When will I be trained in emergency procedures?
- Where is emergency equipment located?
- What do I do if I get hurt? Who is the first aid person? Is this workplace covered by Workers Compensation?
- Who do I ask if I have a health or safety question?
- What are my safety and health responsibilities?
2. The SAFE Acronym stands for:
S: Spot the Hazard
A: Assess the Risk
F: Find a Safer Way
3. What are the three ways to make a situation safer?
ELIMINATE the risk so it’s not there anymore.
REDUCE the risk.
SUBSTITUTE an action, a product or a piece of equipment for something safer.
4. What is the purpose of The Workplace Safety and Health Act?
To protect worker safety and health in the workplace.
5. What is the Internal Responsibility System?
The Internal Responsibility System (IRS) is all about sharing responsibility for knowing the safety and health problems at a workplace and doing something about them.
6. Name three of the legal duties of employers:
Employers must take every precaution to protect their employees. They must:
- Post safety and health information where all workers can see them.
- Develop a training program to carry out the safety and health policy
- Provide and maintain a safe workplace, including equipment and protective devices
- Train workers to perform their duties safely, including the use of equipment
- Protect workers from dangerous situations
- Tell workers about any known hazard and provide training to work safely with the hazard
- Comply with The Act and all Regulations
- Provide competent supervision
7. Why was The Workers Compensation Act created?
This Act was created to promote healthy and safe workplaces, to encourage safe and timely return to work and to provide wage compensation to workers who get injured on the job.
8. What are the powers and duties of Workplace Safety and Health Officers?
Inspect any workplace
Investigate any potential hazardous situation and work refusal
Order compliance with the law (e.g. the Act or Regulations)
9. Name the five different types of hazards:
4. Muscle strain or musculoskeletal injury hazards
5. Psycho-social hazards
10. What is the difference between “working alone” and “working in isolation”?
“Working alone” is the performance of any work by a worker who is:
a) The only worker for that employer at that workplace at any time; and
b) Not directly supervised by his or her employer, or any person designated as a supervisor by his or her employer, at any time.
“Working in isolation” means working in situations where assistance is not readily available in the event of injury, ill health or emergency.
11. Name the basic rights of workers:
1. The Right to Know
2. The Right to Participate
3. The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
4. The Right to Protection from Discrimination
12. What does WHMIS stand for?
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
13. Name the three parts of the WHMIS system.
14. When you are injured at work, what are the first three steps you should take?
Step 1: Tell your supervisor as soon as possible after it happens.
Step 2: Get healthcare attention as soon as possible. Let the healthcare professional know you were injured or got ill at work.
Step 3: Report the injury or illness to the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) by calling 204-954-4100 or toll free 1-800-362-3340 and provide the details of the injury or illness as soon as possible.
15. Why is it important for you to report all injuries to your supervisor and to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba?
When you report injuries or illnesses, you help your employer to make changes to prevent the same injury from happening to others. Reporting will also help you get compensated for the time you miss work to recover.