In April 2012, Respiratory Risks were added to the CSCS Health and Safety Test. The following questions offer multiple choice questions related to issues of the respiratory system. Be aware of the long-term health issues caused by dust and other problems.
The CSCS Mock Respiratory Risk exam to follow offers 20 multi-choice questions that will be similar to the real test. Be sure to read carefully and weigh all of the options. Though some answers may seem straight forward, the actual questions on the test may be a little trickier. Good luck at attempting this CSCS practice exam. The answer key can be found at the bottom of the page.
While sanding, dusting, and drilling, how does one protect their lungs from respiratory damage?
Wear goggles, a regular dust mask, and hearing protection.
Use a dust extractor and wear goggles
Use a dust extractor while wearing goggles, hearing protection, and an FFP3 rated mask.
Wear goggles and an FFP3 rated mask
Of the following, which job does NOT place silica dust into the air?
Demolishing screeds/concrete floors
If pigeons and a nest with droppings are discovered at your workplace, what efforts should be taken to promote a safe environment?
Catch the birds
Ignore the issue and continue with the job
Force the birds to leave before continuing the work
Stop working and consult a supervisor
Which long-term health issue causes the highest percentage of death among construction workers?
Hazardous substances being inhaled
Which of the following causes occupational asthma?
Excessive exposure to harmful noise levels
Excessive exposure to animal droppings i.e.: Rats
Inhalation of substances such as fumes, dust, and vapour
Skin contact with harmful materials
While sweeping dust that was produced during your shift. Which of the following precautions should you take?
Dampen the surrounding area
Wear a mask to cover mouth/nose
Create proper ventilation of the area
All of the Above
When are levels of dust inhalation most dangerous out of the following situations?
Working on a windy day outside
Working on a calm day outside
Working in a small room
Working in a large room
What should you do when using water to control levels of dust created by cutting?
Adjust flow of water to the correct level
Pour water directly on workspace
Before cutting, pour water directly onto workspace
Use as much water as possible to keep dust levels to a minimum
Why is it important to collect dust while cutting and grinding?
Tool performance is enhanced
Collection will avoid a mess
Collection will save time
Inhalation of dust can be a hazard to health.
When provided with a damaged mask, how should you protect yourself from hazardous fumes?
Work quickly to get the job done
Wear another mask on top of the damaged mask
Delay work until you have a proper mask
Take breaks as you work.
What health hazards can solvents found in paints and resins lead to?
Effects on the body
Issues such as dizziness, headaches, and nausea
Long-term lung problems
All of the above
Out of the following, which TWO methods reduce airborne dust?
Using a dust collector
Wearing a mask
Being neat and organised
Using water to cut down on dust
Contact with which item below will NOT cause infections or disease in the lungs?
When working with tools that produce dust, which of the following do you do?
Avoid the work
Begin working immediately
Wear proper equipment and use proper devices
Work for short amounts of time
If you are required to work with chemicals and do not receive the necessary protective equipment, how do you proceed?
Do not proceed until you receive proper equipment
Test and see if chemicals are dangerous by smelling
Take breaks every few minutes
Work quickly and immediately
Of the following, which describes what a hazard is?
Tools that are not in their place
Cables on the floor
Chemicals that have no label
An item that is harmful
What colour is a wet chemical fire extinguisher?
If there are unsafe work practices, who should report the incident?
The line manager
Anyone who notices
A health and safety representative
If you notice that safety measures are outdated, which action should you take?
Write a letter addressing the issue to the HSE
Speak with your supervisor immediately
Gossip with co-workers about the issue
What purpose does a risk assessment have at your job?
Identifies hazards on the job
Identifies location of protective equipment
Shows records of accidents
Identifies supervisor of health and safety
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