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Quiz 11 :

Laws Affecting Workplace Health and Safety

Quiz 11 :

Laws Affecting Workplace Health and Safety

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Due to the rise of workplace violence, an employee is safer at home than at work.
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Bionomics is the science of adapting the job to the biomechanical needs of the worker.
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Once OSHA has developed a proposed standard, it must publish its recommendation in the Federal Register.
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One characteristic of all workers' compensation systems is that the employee is only required to demonstrate that the injury or illness was work related.
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Like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the OSH Act permits individual states to establish and manage their own safety and health programs for the private sector.
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An independent craftsman is expected to assume all personal financial consequences of a workplace injury.
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Employers are required by law to automatically admit compliance safety and health officers onto their premises.
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An employee with a mental illness that can be shown to have a connection to the nature of his employment would not be eligible for workers' compensation.
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Forms 300 and 301 are the primary recording and reporting forms established by OSHA.
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Increasingly, injured employees are bringing actions in the courts instead of filing claims under workers' compensation statutes.
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Workers' compensation laws preclude employees from suing for injuries intentionally inflicted by employers.
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OSHA may impose penalties and fines for employer violations of the OSH Act.
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The OSHRC is not completely independent from OSHA.
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If an employer is selected for the BLS survey, it is mandatory that the employer maintains the requisite safety records.
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The concept of providing financial relief for workers injured or killed in industrial accidents originated in Canada in the 1880s.
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Whistleblowers are not protected against retaliation for filing an OSHA complaint because the OSH Act contains no language in regards to whistleblowers at all.
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If an injured employee can continue employment in another position, she would not be entitled to disability benefits.
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The exclusivity principle would apply to a situation where an employer told his employee to ignore a safety procedure, and in doing so the employee was injured.
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Prior to the enactment of workers' compensation statutes, the only recourse for injured workers was to sue their employers for damages under state tort laws.
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In most states, workers' compensation claims resolution has become a cumbersome and time-consuming process.
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