Test Quiz ECS Card – Health and Hygiene

You should have a basic understanding of:
• The dangers of exposure to substances, such as asbestos
• The importance of good personal hygiene when working with hazardous substances
• How to reduce the risks of diseases carried by vermin
• The welfare facilities required to be provided on construction sites.
• How to reduce the risks from hand-arm vibration and noise at work

HEALTH and HYGIENE

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Exposure to asbestos fibres may cause which one of the following?

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Asbestos is suspected in the workplace, during renovation do you:

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Which of the following statements about asbestos is TRUE?

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While working you discover material you think could be asbestos. What should you do?

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Can you tell by the smell of a product whether it is likely to cause harm?

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How would you recognise a hazardous substance?

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Which of the following does NOT cause skin problems?

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When an assessment of hazardous substances has been carried out under the COSHH Regulations, the risks and control measures should be explained to:

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If your hands are very dirty, what should you use to get them clean?

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The presence of rats on site creates a risk of catching Weil’s disease. What is the EASIEST PRACTICAL MEASURE that you can take to discourage the presence of rats?

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Why is personal hygiene so important?

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If you have been handling lead, how is it most likely to get into your blood stream?

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The number of toilets provided on site depends on:

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Which of the following is not required to be provided under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations?

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The extended use of powered hand-held tools and equipment may lead to which medical condition?

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What must your employer do if the daily personal noise exposure is at or exceeds 85 db(A)?

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What are the lower and upper action values with regard to daily personal noise exposure, as defined in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005?

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At or above what level of daily personal noise exposure does an employer have to provide hearing protection if it is requested by an employee?

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The effects of damage to your hearing by long-term exposure to high noise levels:

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Hearing protection should be worn:

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Wearing suitable hearing protection:

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Which of the following is one of the recommended means of protecting your hearing?

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Which of the following would not reduce the risks from hand-arm vibration when using a hammeraction tool?

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Which of the following animals can carry Weil’s disease?

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You are most likely to catch Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis) if you:

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What should you do if the toilets on your site are continually dirty?

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Excessive sunlight on bare skin can cause which serious health problem?

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