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THE NATIONAL EXAMINATION BOARD IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

NATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

PAPER 2: THE MANAGEMENT OF SAFETY AND HEALTH

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An office building is about to be occupied by new owners.

 
 

(i)

(8)

 

Outline the factors that should be considered by the new owners when assessing the suitability of lighting within the building.

1

(ii)

Describe FOUR effects on health and safety that might result from inadequate lighting.

(4)

1

(iii)

Outline the welfare facilities that should be provided in the building.

(8)

2

Explain why it is important to use a variety of methods to communicate health and safety information in the workplace.

(8)

3

In relation to the spillage of a toxic substance from a ruptured drum stored in a warehouse:

 
 

(i)

Identify THREE ways in which persons working in close vicinity to the spillage might be harmed.

(3)

(ii)

Outline a procedure to be adopted in the event of such a spillage.

(5)

4

(a)

Outline the circumstances under which a written health and safety policy is legally required.

(2)

4

(b)

Identify the purposes of EACH of the following sections of a health and safety policy document:

 

(i)

‘statement of intent’

(2)

(ii)

‘organisation’

(2)

(iii)

‘arrangements’

(2)

5

Outline the ways in which employers might motivate their employees to comply with health and safety procedures.

(8)

6

(a)

State the requirements for reporting an ‘over threeday’ injury under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995.

(2)

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(b)

Giving reasons in EACH case, identify THREE categories of persons who may be considered a useful member of an internal accident investigation team.

(6)

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Outline the health, safety and welfare issues that a company might need to consider before introducing a night shift to cope with an increased demand for its products.

(8)

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In relation to the Noise at Work Regulations 1989:

 
 

(i)

State, in dB(A), the first and second action levels.

(2)

(ii)

Outline the measures that should be taken when employees are exposed to noise levels in excess of the second action level.

(6)

9

Outline the factors that may increase risks to pregnant employees.

(8)

10

Outline the general duties placed on employees by:

 

(4)

 

(i)

The health and safety at work etc Act 1974

(4)

(ii)

The management of health and safety at work Regulations 1999.

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Identify EIGHT sources of information that might usefully be consulted when developing a safe system of work.

(8)