Safety Interview Questions 3

Safety Interview Questions 3 contains following questions with answers. 

21. What is near miss/ near hit/ close call/ dangerous occurrence?  

22. What is hazard? 

23. What is risk? 

24. What is risk assessment?

25. How to assess risk? 

26. What is job safety analysis (JSA)? 

27. How to perform JSA? 

28. How to prevent accident? 

29. If there is an accident at site/ work place, what would you do? 

30. What are Tool Box Talk / Pep talk?

Safety Interview Questions 3


21. What is near miss/ near hit/ close call/ dangerous occurrence?  

An incident where no injury, ill-health or fatality  occurs is called near miss/ near hit/ close call/ dangerous occurrence- OHSAS  

22. What is hazard?

Hazard is a potential condition awaiting to be converted into an unwanted event or accident.  

Or Anything with potential that cause harm is called hazard.  


23. What is risk?

Combination of the likelihood of an occurrence of a hazardous event(s) or exposure(s) and the severity of  an injury/ ill-health that can be caused by event(s) or exposure(s) is called risk- OSHAS  

Or Risk is the product of two functions that is possibility of the accident which might occur and the severity of the event if it occurs.  

24. What is risk assessment?

The process of evaluating the risk to health and safety arising from hazard at work is called risk assessment.  

Risk assessment is an analysis of a hazard to assess the risk in terms of both severity and probability.  


25. How to assess risk?

There are five steps in assessing the risk-

I. Identify the hazards

II. Identify the population at risk/ decide who

might be harmed & how

III. Evaluate the risk

 Estimation of risk

 Evaluation of risk

 Existing control measures

IV. Record findings and implement them.

V. Review assessment and update if necessary.

26. What is job safety analysis (JSA)?

JSA is a procedure of analyzing the jobs for the specific purpose of finding the hazards in each step in the job and developing the safety precautions to be taken.  


27. How to perform JSA?

There are four steps in performing JSA -

I. Select the job.

II. Break the job into successive steps.

III. Identify the hazards and potential accident.

IV. Develop ways to eliminate hazards and

potential accident.

28. How to prevent accident?

Hierarchy of control: - ERICPD

A. Elimination

B. Reduction/Substitution

C. Isolation

D. Control Measures-

 Administrative Control

 Engineering Control


F. Discipline

 IITS (Information, Instruction, Training &



29. If there is an accident at site/ work place, what would you do?  

 Provide first aid

 Call for a doctor/ rush to the nearest hospital

 Remove crowd and give condolence to the injured person  

 Inform to the senior/ site in charge

 Barricade the accident spot

 Make the area safe

 Identify the witness

 Form the accident investigation team

 Investigate accident/ incident and report it to safety department (HO if reportable)  

30. What are Tool Box Talk / Pep talk?

Tool Box Talk is a meeting taken by concerned foreman / supervisor with their team members for their respective job to identify and resolve Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Hazards associated with the specific task prior to perform.  


Before starting any work workers are given knowledge in group regarding safe practice by concerned Engineer/ supervisor/ foreman in the presence of safety professional is said to be Tool Box Talk/ Pep talk.  

Note: - The Tool box Talk card must be signed off by all participants & displayed in the immediate work place.  

 PPEs (Personal Protective Equipments)

 6 HTK (Hazards that kill)- height work, vehicles

movement, electricity, housekeeping, confined space,

hazardous chemicals

Topics of tool box talk/ pep talk

i. PPEs

ii. Housekeeping

iii. Body protection like- eyes, ears, hands, legs, lungs,

skin etc.

iv. Working at night

v. Working at height

vi. Causes of accident

vii. Unsafe acts/ practices

viii. Unsafe/ Substandard conditions

ix. Cost of accident

x. Hot works (Welding/ Grinding/ Gas cutting)

xi. Excavation

xii. Confined space

xiii. Mansion work

xiv. Carpentry work

xv. Civil work

xvi. Electrical work

xvii. Chemical work

xviii. Mechanical work

xix. Loading /unloading

xx. Mechanical handling

xxi. Manual handling

xxii. Crane/ JCB/ Hydra/ Rig/ Tower crane etc.

xxiii. Driving safety

xxiv. Health, Safety and Environment

xxv. Road crossing Etc

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Naitik Patel
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