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NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE


IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

UNIT IGC2: CONTROL OF INTERNATIONAL


WORKPLACE HAZARDS

WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2012


2 hours, 1400 to 1600
Answer both Section 1 and Section 2. Answer ALL questions.
The maximum marks for each question, or part of a question, are shown in brackets.
Start each answer on a new page.
Answers may be illustrated by sketches where appropriate.
This question paper must be returned to the invigilator after the examination.

SECTION 1
You are advised to spend about half an hour on this section, which contains ONE question.

1 Workers are required to push and pull trolleys in order to move items around a
warehouse.

Outline factors that could increase the risk of injury to workers from:

(a) the task of pushing and pulling; (7)

(b) the trolley and its load; (7)

(c) the working environment of the warehouse. (6)

SECTION 2
You are advised to spend about one and a half hours on this section, which contains TEN questions.

2 (a) Describe the following types of machinery guarding:

(i) fixed guard; (2)


(ii) interlocked guard. (2)

(b) Identify TWO advantages AND TWO disadvantages of a fixed machine


guard. (4)

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3 Outline the role of a workplace fire marshal. (8)

4 Outline control measures that could be used when working with electrical
equipment in a workplace. (8)

5 (a) Identify possible adverse health effects of working in a cold environment. (4)

(b) Outline control measures that could reduce the risk of adverse health
effects when working in cold conditions. (4)

6 Outline control measures an organisation could consider to reduce the risk of


violence towards workers. (8)

7 (a) Identify FOUR forms of hazardous substance. (4)

(b) Outline factors that could reduce the effectiveness of respiratory


protective equipment. (4)

8 (a) Identify factors that may contribute to the risk of an excavation collapsing. (6)

(b) Identify when an excavation will need to be inspected. (2)

9 Identify EIGHT rules to be followed to minimise the risk of forklift trucks


overturning. (8)

10 Identify non-mechanical hazards which are associated with the use of machinery. (8)

11 Identify health effects associated with hepatitis B infection. (8)

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