Risk Management

Chapters 6, 7, 8

Unit III

  1. Describe some of the criteria that should be used in determining a top event or condition for a Fault Tree Analysis. Provide some examples (other than the ones in the course textbook).

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. Explain why system indenture levels are important when choosing where to begin a FMEA. Provide an example that illustrates your point (other than the example in the course textbook).

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

Chapters 9, 10, 11

Unit V

  1. What risk reduction strategy should be considered before separating the hazard from that needing protection?
Help people perform safely
Use PPE
Improve the resistance of that needing protection
Moderate the hazard
  1. Which of the following is NOT an internal performance shaping factor?
Motivation
Communication
Attitude
Training
  1. An incident investigation process for harmful incidents whose steps feed back into a functioning system is called a __________.
Compliant Process
Open Loop Process
Closed-Loop Process
Causal Factors Process
  1. Which of the following is a tactic for moderating a hazard?
Control the rate of release
Reduce the intensity of energy transfer
Lockout and tag-out of potential energy sources
Protect body parts from impacts from objects
  1. What specific group in the right column of Figure 10.2 fits the following scenario? An employee tripped on a floor mat and fell. When interviewed, she said her mind was on something other than walking when she suddenly tripped.
Ill-Structured Decision
Attention Failure
Misjudgment
Technique Error

  1. Why should post-harm response be included in an incident investigation policy?

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. Discuss the differences between risk-reduction strategies and risk-reduction tactics. Provide an example of each.

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. Provide an example of a near-miss incident, and discuss how an investigation of it could help prevent more serious incidents from occurring.

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. Perform the following exercise using Strategy 7 – help people perform safely. You will not necessarily be providing complete solutions, only demonstrating application of the specific strategy.
    1. A large haul truck transports ore within a mine. When backing up, the driver can use the mirrors on the on each side of the cab, but still has a large blind spot behind the truck. What would you recommend to help both driver and the pedestrians avoid a backing over fatality?

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. Perform the following exercise using Strategy 5 – separate the hazard from that needing protection. You will not necessarily be providing complete solutions, only demonstrating application of the specific strategy.
    1. A new casino is being planned. Among the various potential hazards identified in the risk assessment is the possibility of an armed robbery. The main concern is that cashiers may be threatened with a gun. What do you suggest for protecting cashiers from the hazard of armed robbery?

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. Perform exercises a-c below using Strategy 6 – improve the resistance of that needing protection. You will not necessarily be providing complete solutions, only demonstrating application of the specific strategy.
  2. A governmental agency wants to build a new office in a location prone to earthquakes. What can you suggest for improving the resistance of the building to damage from an earthquake?
    b. Administrators of a hospital want to protect their staff from possible infection with Hepatitis B. A vaccine is available. How is a vaccination program an example of Strategy 6?
    c. A forest not far from a city is filled with dead tree materials and considerable undergrowth. Experts on forest fires say that the forest will burn rapidly if a fire should start during hot weather. What option can you suggest for improving the resistance of the forest to fire?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

  1. Normalization of deviance is often used to describe a situation where an unsafe condition or practice has become the accepted norm and the risk is ignored. Discuss the tools and techniques an accident investigation team could use to identify this normalization. Use a real or imagined example in your response.

    Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

Chapter 12, 13

Unit VI

  1. Discuss some potential roadblocks to establishing an effective safety culture in an organization.

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

Chapter 14, 15,16,17,18

Unit VII

  1. Imagine that you coach a track team. You have three athletes who compete in the shot put event. All three have good technique and achieve similar trajectory angles. One can put the shot farther than the others. Using the concepts of energy, work, and power, explain why he can outperform the others.

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length

  1. Explain what is meant by acclimatization. How would you apply this concept to a crew of temporary summer construction employees?

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. Suppose you are at a gas station pumping gas into your car. You see another customer filling his car while smoking a cigarette. What information would you need to know in order to assess the risk of the cigarette starting a fire?

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. An employee comes back from an audiometric test with results showing poor hearing at 4000 Hz. This was the only frequency showing a loss. The employee has been with the company for six years, always in the same job. What would be the basic steps for the OSH staff to take?

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. One tactic for reducing noise exposure is to set up a barrier between the source and the personnel. What are the characteristics of an effective barrier?

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

Chapter 23, 24,25,26,27

Unit VIII

  1. Summarize the obstacles in the way of developing a broadly acceptable standard for floor slipperiness.

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. Discuss the three routes of entry for chemicals into the human body. Provide an example of a chemical that can enter through all three routes.

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. In many worksites, when a worker has a small scratch or cut, he/she visits the OSH representative for first aid. If you are the OSH person, what words would you say to explain why you put on surgical gloves before cleaning and patching the wound?

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

  1. Discuss the four well-recognized risk factors for cumulative trauma disorders. Provide an example of a task for each risk factor.

    Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

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