September 12, 2016

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Occupational health bumper quiz

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    Research shows that good health is good for business and better workplaces have better financial results. Every year over 170 million days are lost to sickness absence, according to the NHS. Research also shows that the longer people are off sick, the less likely they are to make a successful return to work. After six months absence from work, there is only a 50% chance of someone making a successful return.

    This bumper occupational health quiz has five sections, based on information that can be found on the Barbour Service in the Resources section ‘Occupational Health’. The questions cover:

    • Noise
    • Dust
    • Vibration
    • Sensitisers and Allergies
    • Mental Health

    By answering the questions below, practitioners can award themselves CPD credits. One, two or three credits can be awarded, depending on what has been learnt – exactly how many you award yourself is up to you, once you have reflected and taken part in the quiz.

    Please note:  There may be more than one correct answer to a question, and further reading may be required to correctly answer the questions.

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Jason Denman

A good test but a couple of points to mention.
The widely recognised hearing range for the human ear is 20Hz to 20Khz. This option is not available. 16Hz is not considered to be within normal range of the ear.
Dermatitis: according to the Barbour information there are 2 types of contact dermatitis. You are marking this as incorrect and adding contact urticaria to the list even though this is not considered to be contact dermatitis but a wheal and flare response. The HSE refer to it separately from contact dermatitis.

Mandy Fairless

I agree with you Jason- the correct hearing range was not available as an answer, and your comments regarding dermatitis echo my own thoughts- and “incorrect” answers!


I agree also! Hearing range is 20 to 20.


I was very pleased with my 19/23