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True or false: The health effects of exposure to titanium dioxide (TiO2) have recently come into question in a study carried out by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


True or false: Sick building syndrome is the same as “building-related illness.”


True or false: Accelerated testing of exterior coatings containing nanoparticles, conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has produced data about the release of nanoparticles into the environment that may help in assessing the health and environmental impacts from these releases.


True or false: A study published in The Lancet estimated that 4,600 deaths worldwide were caused by silicosis in 2013.


According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?


According to the EPA, what is the diameter of particles that are respirable?


True or false: Permissible exposure limits and threshold limit values are legally binding limits.


True or false: Abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise levels of 90-100 decibels.


What instrument would you use to measure a floor's traction?


True or false: The new OSHA action level for exposure to crystalline silica has been reduced from 100 micrograms per cubic meter to 25 micrograms per cubic meter, time-weighted average in an 8-hour period.


In abrasive blasting work, how small do dust particles have to be to make them respirable?


True or false: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for developing and enforcing mandatory job safety and health standards.


Recommendations in SSPC-Guide 12 on lighting of industrial coating projects, formerly derived from the now defunct ANSI/IES, Practice for Industrial Lighting, have been replaced with recommendations from what state’s specification on bridge construction?


What is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities?


What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?


True or false: OSHA estimates that its new “Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction” standard will save over 600 lives and prevent 900 new cases of silicosis each year.


True or false: OSHA’s new Construction Industry Standard on exposure to crystalline silica establishes a PEL of 100 micrograms of silica per-cubic-meter of air at an eight-hour time weighted average (TWA).


True or false: A body belt with a lifeline connected to a secure anchorage is accepted as a safe personal fall arrest system by OSHA.


What is the new permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica, in micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift?


True or false: A person hanging in a harness after a fall can die from suspension trauma if the rescue is delayed.


What organization conducts an annual assessment of structurally deficient bridges in the U.S.?


Five painters died and three were injured in a 2007 confined space accident in what type of facility?


According to OSHA's recent announcement, what was the most cited safety violation to date in 2015?


True or False: Federal agencies are not required to comply with the same health and safety standards as private-sector employers.


The National Floor Safety Institute makes what claim about slips and falls in the workplace?


True or false: The American Industrial Hygiene Association conducts research on safety and health issues and provides technical assistance to OSHA.


In what waters did an offshore platform disaster occur, resulting in the death of 167 men?


According to a study published in The Lancet, how many deaths worldwide were caused by silicosis in 2013?


True or false: Persons designated as Program Administrators of a company’s respiratory protection program must be trained and certified by OSHA.


True or false: OSHA’s General Duty Clause requires employees to comply with safety standards and regulations.


True or false: According to the American Chemistry Council, OSHA is regulating the permissible exposure limits of 99% of the 8,300 chemicals used in significant amounts in the workplace.


True or false: More than 95 percent of OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) on hazardous chemicals in the workplace were updated in 2013-2014.


True or false: OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard is invoked when workers are at heights of 6 feet or greater.


True or false: If a coating has 50 grams per liter or less of VOCs, it is said to be HAPS-free.


All respiratory protection equipment used in the workplace must be approved by what organization?


True or false: According to a recent Applicator Training Bulletin in JPCL, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 lists and describes the responsibilities of both employers and employees for safety in the workplace.


True or false: If ventilation is used on a worksite to mitigate safety hazards, it is classified by OSHA as personal protective equipment.


The approval of what agency is required for supplied-air respirators?


The revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, which went into effect in May 2012, requires training of employees on new label elements and safety data sheet formats by what date?


True or False: Polished concrete, when properly processed, will meet or exceed the slip-coefficient of friction requirements of ANSI/NFSI.


What is the name of the collection of northeastern states and the District of Columbia working together to reduce ground-level ozone?


LEED v4 makes its official debut at the Greenbuild Show in November. What was the previous version of LEED called?


Why is crystalline silica sand more likely to cause silicosis when it is used for abrasive blasting, as opposed to when it blows around on a beach?


True or false: OSHA’s 2008 National Emphasis Program on Crystalline Silica explicitly identified abrasive blast cleaning as a high-exposure activity.


What organization recently issued recommended exposure limits to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers?


Which of the following alternatives is an engineering control for an air-contaminant workplace hazard?


What agency is in charge of testing and certifying respirators?


True or false: Working at a height of 6 feet invokes OSHA’s Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard (29 CFR 1926 Subpart L).


What organization tests for the health effects of coatings in contact with potable water?


True or False: Federal agencies must comply with the same health and safety standards as private-sector employers.


Five painters died and three were injured in a 2007 confined space accident in what type of facility?


Breathing grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain what percentage of oxygen by volume?


True or false: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for developing and enforcing mandatory job safety and health standards.


What is the most important reason for a lanyard to be flexible when it is used with a lifeline and safety harness?


Manufacturers of supplied air respirators must acquire approval for these products from what agency?


Where are you most likely to find oxygen-deficient air?


True or false: The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health prepares and publishes standards on safety in the workplace.


According to OSHA, what is the primary problem with this marine scaffolding assembly?


In abrasive blasting work, how small do dust particles have to be to make them respirable and therefore dangerous to health?


What is the source of the specification for Grade D breathing air?


If you are using a supplied-air respirator for protection during abrasive blast cleaning, when is it OK to take it off?


True or false: Federal law requires that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), also know as a Product Safety Data Sheet, be published by coating manufacturers for their products, and that employers have these data sheets on hand in the workplace.


What is the minimum oxygen content of air suitable for breathing?


Skylights on roofs that do not meet OSHA regulatory requirements for hole covers need to have what OSHA-mandated safeguard?


What organization conducts research on safety and health issues and provides technical assistance to OSHA?


What safety precautions does OSHA require when work is conducted from swing stages 10 feet or more above the ground?


An individual using power tools to remove lead-containing paint is wearing a full face respirator with P100 (HEPA) filters and has been fit-tested using the banana oil method. What is the allowable lead exposure level for this worker, according to OSHA Standards?

Arnold Ferguson, CIH, CSP


 
 
   

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