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Assignment
Assignment
#5
Health & Safety
Young Worker Awareness Program
Instructions:
1. Go the website: http://ywap.ca/english/index.htm
(or google: Young Workers Awareness Program - YWAP)
2. Select “Stuff” from the left hand column
3. Select the “YWAP Resource Book”. A .pdf file of the booklet will load.
4. Complete the worksheet that follows entitled “Health and Safety
Assignment”
5. Go to http://ywap.ca/english/quiz.htm and complete the quiz (or complete
the printed copy included in this assignment).
Health & Safety Assignment
Use the booklet “7 things you’d better know – Young Worker Awareness Program” to answer
the following questions. You may use the website or a printed copy provided by your teacher
to access the booklet.
1. What are the top five causes of injury to young workers?
a. __________________________
c. _______________________
b. __________________________
d. _______________________
e. __________________________
2. What are the five most common injuries to young workers?
a. __________________________
c. _______________________
b. __________________________
d. _______________________
e. __________________________
3. Definition of a “Hazard”
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
4. Complete the chart which lists and explains the four types of hazards you could come
across at the workplace. Give 3 examples of an each.
Types of Hazards
Type
Examples
a.
b.
c.
a.
b.
c.
a.
b.
c.
a.
b.
c.
5. In order to prevent accidents and injuries it is important that employers train their
employees how to __________________, ___________________, and
________________ hazards you may find in the workplace.
6. Explain the difference between acute and chronic injuries.
Chronic injuries:
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
Acute injuries:
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
7. Hazards should be ________________ if at all possible. But if a hazard can’t be
eliminated, then it has to be _______________________ to reduce the risk of
injury or illness.
8. Create a chart showing the four ways that hazards are controlled.
Controlling Hazards
Type
Examples
a.
b.
c.
a.
b.
c.
a.
b.
c.
a.
b.
c.
9. Most workers in Ontario are protected by by the province’s Occupational Health and
Safety Act (OHSA). The OHSA sets out the general ____________ and
___________ requirements for every workplace it applies to. The OHSA is
enforced by Ontario’s Ministry of ____________.
10.
Ministry of Labour Inspectors (MOL) have strong powers to _________________
workplaces and _________________________ accidents at workplaces.
11.
MOL Inspectors can do one of two things. Explain each of these in the space
provided.
Power
Issue Orders
Explanation
Lay Charges against company or
individual
12.
List and explain your three basic rights.
Right
13.
Explanation
Who are the three main people responsible for your safety?
a. _________________ b.______________________ c._____________________
14.
What is PPE? Give three examples.
Define: PPE
15.
Three Examples
What does WHMIS stand for?
W
H
M
I
S
16.
What does MSDS stand for? What is the purpose of these?
M
S
D
S
Purpose of MSDS
17.
Why don’t young workers report injuries?
a. ______________________________________________________________
b. ______________________________________________________________
c. ______________________________________________________________
d. ______________________________________________________________
18.
List 3 Reasons why you should report any injury or illness.
a. _______________________________________________________________
b. ______________________________________________________________
c. _______________________________________________________________
19.
List 5 questions you should ask your supervisor when starting a new job?
1
2
3
4
5
20.
What is the difference between a Joint Health & Safety Committee and Worker
Health and Safety Representative?
Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) are for companies with greater than _____
employees.
Worker Health and Safety Representative is for companies with between ____ and ____
employees.
21. List the first four steps in the Work Refusal Process:
1
2
3
4
22. After a refusal, while waiting for an investigation by a Ministry of Labour
inspector, your supervisor may assign the refused work to another employee but
must inform that employee that there is a current work refusal on it as well as the
reasons. What happens to you while waiting for the investigation of the work
refusal?
_____________________________________________________________
23. Go to the following website and watch each of the following advertising spots.
Describe the causes of each accident and who was at fault.
http://www.savevid.com/video/prevent-itca-all-5-clips.html (note: if blocked go to
http://www.savevid.com and use their search engine for: prevent it ca all 5 clips)
Chef
Construction
Factory
Retail
Electrician
24. WHMIS SYMBOLS - Name and describe each of the WHMIS symbols below.
Class A
Class B
Class C
Class D1
Class D2
Class D3
Class E
Class F
Your Name: _________________________ Completion Date: _______________
Take the Health & Safety Quiz
1: Workers in Ontario have three basic rights when it comes to health and safety. Which of the
following is not one of your rights?
The right to know about workplace hazards
The right to shut down an unsafe workplace
The right to refuse unsafe work
The right to participate in health and safety inspections and recommendations
2: The number one cause of injury to young workers is:
Slips and falls
Burns
Breathing dangerous fumes
3: If you are injured on the job, the first thing you should do is:
Go home
Get first aid treatment
Fill out a WSIB Form 7
4: True or false: Your boss can fire you for refusing to perform unsafe work.
True
False
5: Most on-the-job injuries to young people take place in which industry?
Service
Pulp and paper
Automobile
6: True or false: People who work in offices don't have to worry about workplace health and safety.
True
False
7: You have to play your part too if you want to work safely. Which of the following are among
your responsibilities?
Work smart; work safe - don't fool around on the job
Report unsafe conditions
Dress for the job - wear any required protective equipment or clothing
Get to know the emergency procedures
Report all injuries
All of the above
8: True or false: Your boss is required by law to train you if you are exposed or likely to be exposed
to a hazardous substance.
True
False
9: True or false: Young workers have faster reflexes, so they are less likely to be hurt on the job.
True
False
10: If you have a question about health and safety at work, you can talk to:
Your health and safety representative
Your supervisor
A member of the workplace joint health and safety committee
A union representative
A health and safety professional
Any of the above
Your Name: _________________________ Completion Date: _______________

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