HRPO MGT Exam Chapter 12

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Safety,Health, Well-Being, & Security 04/30/2013

Jude Logan is a human resource manager for a large manufacturing company. He is responsible for helping line managers monitor safety awareness in the company through various training initiatives and safety seminars. The work performed in the company can indeed be hazardous. For instance, many employees must work with machinery that can cause personal injury, the work is performed in shifts under adverse temperatures, and the various job activities require employees to get along and coordinate well with others. Additionally, if the work is not performed competently, faulty products might ultimately physically harm the customers who use them. Jude has developed various programs to mitigate concerns about stress on the job, including an employee feedback system that gives individuals the opportunity to help improve the workplace, as well as an on-site workout facility.
Refer to Scenario 12.1. The workout facility is considered a(n) ____ program.

Correct Answer:
collateral stress

Which of the following individual traits would likely improve a person's response to stress?

Correct Answer:
Type B personality

Research implies that extreme temperatures affect attitudes and decision making on the job.

Correct Answer: True

Redesigning the workplace to be less stressful would be considered a(n) ____ program.

Correct Answer:
institutional

A construction company has determined that some of its organizational practices can cause serious health hazards to its employees. Besides changing some of these practices, the company needs to

Correct Answer:
report these problems to OSHA.

Despite much speculation, the physical layout of office space and the use of dividers and cubicles do not directly influence attitudes and behaviors.

Correct Answer: False

A ChemFirst Inc. chemical processing plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi, experienced an explosion. ChemFirst sent a team of employees from their headquarters unit to study the situation and make recommendations for improvements in plant design. These employees are

Correct Answer:
safety engineers.

The stressors associated with getting along with coworkers would likely be referred to as

Correct Answer:
interpersonal demands.

The stressors associated with the job of home mover (lifting furniture moving refrigerators, etc.) would likely be referred to as

Correct Answer:
physical demands.

Which of the following is a personal action of individual employees that can be a common workplace hazard?

Correct Answer:
Failing to wear protective equipment

In his job as a salesperson, Sam's coworkers have developed informal expectations about how to suggestive sell to customers. Sam experiences high levels of ____ demands in his job.

Correct Answer:
interpersonal

____ are individuals who carefully examine the safety elements of the workplace and advance solutions to safety problems.

Correct Answer:
Safety engineers

Which occupation is NOT considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States?

Correct Answer:
OSHA inspector

Jude Logan is a human resource manager for a large manufacturing company. He is responsible for helping line managers monitor safety awareness in the company through various training initiatives and safety seminars. The work performed in the company can indeed be hazardous. For instance, many employees must work with machinery that can cause personal injury, the work is performed in shifts under adverse temperatures, and the various job activities require employees to get along and coordinate well with others. Additionally, if the work is not performed competently, faulty products might ultimately physically harm the customers who use them. Jude has developed various programs to mitigate concerns about stress on the job, including an employee feedback system that gives individuals the opportunity to help improve the workplace, as well as an on-site workout facility.
Refer to Scenario 12.1. The feedback program is considered a(n) ____ program.

Correct Answer:
institutional

The conditions on the job that can harm employees are called

Correct Answer:
safety hazards.

When a manufacturing company provides safety training to its employees, the company is

Correct Answer:
controlling accidents at work.

U.S. Marines that are deployed bring with them a medical unit that includes specialists in managing and controlling the effects of stress. This is an example of a(n)

Correct Answer:
collateral stress program.

Which the following can be a consequence of stress?

Correct Answer:
All of these

Which of the following can actually reduce experienced stress?

Correct Answer:
Hardiness

The stressors associated with the job of air traffic controller (managing aircraft landings, takeoffs, etc.) would likely be referred to as

Correct Answer:
task demands.

____ indicate to people when they should eat and sleep.

Correct Answer:
Circadian rhythms

In 2002, a Cargill employee accidentally died on the job. If OSHA finds that Cargill is guilty of a major violation of safety regulations, then Cargill may

Correct Answer:
be fined up to $10,000 per violation.

A local diner has a policy for its wait staff specifying that no waiter will serve more than four tables at a time. This is an example of a(n)

Correct Answer:
institutional program.

Employers must report immediately and directly to OSHA all accidents and illnesses that result in death.

Correct Answer: True

If an employee requests an inspection from OSHA, his or her identity is revealed to the company being visited.

Correct Answer: False

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