2023 Edition

CHST Practice Exam

Take this free Construction Health and Safety Technician practice test to see the type of questions you will face on the CHST exam.

Construction Health and Safety professionals have integral roles ensuring safety and health on construction job sites. Many construction safety practitioners use the CHST as a path to superior roles in the safety and health industry.

The CHST exam is administered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and tests your knowledge, skills and abilities in: Program Management, Worksite Auditing, Training, and Professional Responsibility.

Domain 1: Program Management

1. According to the Hierarchy of Hazards Controls, in which order should you address a workplace hazard?
2. According to OSHA's 1926.1053 ladder standard, which of the following statements is false?
3. Lower explosive limit (LEL) is defined as:
4. Which of the following statements about trenches and excavations is true?
5. According to OSHA's fall protection standard, an anchor must be capable of supporting at least _____ pounds for each employee attached.
6. Which class of fire extinguisher should be used to put out a flammable metal fire?
7. A worker is exposed to various noise levels over their 8-hour work shift. The noise levels are:
- 2 hours at 102 dBA
- 2 hours at 104 dBA
- 4 hours at 98 dBA
What is the average dBA level the worker is exposed to during her shift?
8. Which of the following statements best describes a Job Hazard Analysis?
9. Which of the following is NOT a component of an emergency action plan?
10. Which of the following is NOT one of OSHA's construction industry Focus Four hazards?
11. Under OSHA's regulations for addressing bloodborne pathogens, the term that refers to treating all human blood and OPIM as if known to be infectious for bloodborne pathogens is:
12. An ________ is an electrical short circuit that starts from an exposed live conductor, travels through the air until it arrives at another conductor or the ground.
13. Supported scaffolds with a height to base width (including outrigger supports, if used) ratio of more than ____ to ____ must be prevented from tipping by guying, tying, bracing, or other similar means.
14. The __________________ is the individual who, at any one time, is responsible for and in control of the response effort during an emergency.
15. A worker is exposed to dust at her new jobsite. The best type of eye protection is (are):

Domain 2: Worksite Auditing

16. Which of the following is NOT a component of an inspection conducted by an OSHA Compliance Health and Safety Officer (OSHA Inspector)?
17. An accident occurred at your jobsite resulting in a machine operator's injury. The employee will not return to work until next month. Until his return another employee will need to be trained to operate the machine. The expense of having to train the interim operator is what type of cost?
18. "5 Whys" is an example of:
19. Which of the following is not a reason to conduct site safety audits?
20. According to OSHA's recordkeeping requirements, how long must the OSHA 300 be saved?

Domain 3: Training

21. A new employee is hired by ABC roofing company. The company is behind schedule and lacks funds to provide training and fall protection for the new employee. The owner says that when the current project is completed, he will buy the new employee some PPE and send her to a fall protection course. OSHA conducts an inspection the following day and observes the new employee working on a 20 ft. roof without PPE and learns she has not received training. What type of violation will the company receive from OSHA?
22. Which of the following is NOT one of OSHA's basic principles of how adults learn?
23. OSHA requires that employees receive forklift training every ______ years.
24. Which of the following is NOT a required topic when conducting hazard communication training?
25. OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard states that training records must include:

Domain 4: Professional Responsibility

26. Which of the following statements is correct about OSHA's recordkeeping requirements?
27. For which of the following health hazards would OSHA NOT require medical surveillance?
28. According to OSHA, an individual with a disability is defined as:
29. Which of the following is not one of the BCSP's Code of Ethics?
30. In order to maintain your CHST certification you must:
31. Which of the following is NOT a typical responsibility of a CHST?