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Daily Quiz (45)

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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