Daily Quiz (189)


True or false: While OSHA’s Construction Industry standards require that abrasive blasting respirators be worn during abrasive blasting operations, its General Industry standards do not have this requirement.


True or false: NIOSH is the organization that defines the content of Grade D breathing air, required in CFR 1910.134 for supplied air respirators.


True or false: Saccharin is not accepted by OSHA as an agent for qualitative fit testing of respirators.


True or false: OSHA's Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard requiring controls for fall hazards is not invoked until work is conducted at a height of 10 feet or higher.


True or false: Contractors who ignore OSHA fines can be put in jail.


How are the number of OSHA’s field inspections expected to change in the next two years?


True or false: OSHA administers the whistleblower provisions of more than 20 whistleblower statutes.


What special regulatory treatment is given to solvents with negligible photochemical reactivity?


Ventilation is what form of control to mitigate the hazard of air pollutants in the workplace, according to NIOSH?


Among the top 10 violation types in 2018, where on the list did "personal protective and lifesaving equipment—eye and face protection” place, according to an OSHA announcement?


True or false: OSHA has an unlimited look-back window in determining if a company has committed a repeat violation.


According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?


True or false: The EPA, after banning the sale of methylene chloride paint strippers to consumers, has established a training, certification and limited access program for contractors who wish to continue to use the stripper.


True or false: According to OSHA, the “Fatal Four” leading causes of construction industry fatalities are falls, electrocution, being struck by an object and crushing.


True or false: OSHA has used drones for inspection of worksites.


True or false: According to OSHA, inhalation hazards that can be derived from a concrete substrate when abrasive blasting include asbestos and silicates but not silica sand.


True or false: OSHA has been petitioned to create a standard on worker exposure to high heat.


True or false: OSHA can issue a citation even if one of its regulations has not been violated.


True or false: OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment before an employer can use administrative or engineering controls to eliminate or reduce the workplace hazard of contaminated air.


True or false: The maximum level of carbon monoxide allowed by OSHA for breathing air used in air-supplied respirators is 10 ppm.


Which of the following causes of construction worker fatalities is not among the top four, according to OSHA statistics for 2014?


What is an example of an engineering control, according to OSHA, during cleaning or painting operations in an enclosed space?


True or false: For a supplied-air respirator, OSHA requires Grade D air with an oxygen content of 19.5 to 23.5 percent.


True or false: OSHA cannot propose monetary penalties against another federal agency for failure to comply with its standards.


True or false: A recent Durability + Design poll found that 90 percent of respondents said the painting industry is properly educated on the potential of hearing loss caused by solvent exposure, as described by OSHA.


True or false: Threshold limit values on exposure to chemical substances are legally binding limits.


True or false: OSHA recently announced the awarding of funds to the Finishing Trades Institute, Mid-Atlantic Region, for fall-protection training for 300 youth and apprentices in the finishing trades.


True or false: NIOSH announced on Aug. 22 that it posted on its website FAQs and training videos offering guidance on OSHA’s new silica rule.


True or false: Lyndon Johnson signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA.


True or false: NIOSH conducts research on health and safety and provides assistance to OSHA.


True or false: OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard, adopted in 2016, reduces the permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air as an eight-hour time-weighted average.


OSHA has developed regulations on abrasive blasting in the marine and construction industries, and in one other. What is it?


True or false: According to OSHA regulations, Threshold Limit Values are required limits on exposure to airborne contaminants.


True or false: NIOSH created the PM10 standard.


True or false: According to NIOSH, hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the construction industry.


True or false: The maximum level of carbon monoxide allowed by OSHA in breathing air for supplied-air respirators is 50 ppm.


True or false: SHAPP is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by the EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities.


True or false: The number of worker fatalities declined by more than half from 1971, when OSHA was established, to 2016.


True or false: Of the 10 OSHA violations cited most often in 2017, four involved climbing, rigging and fall protection.


In the first six months of enforcement of OSHA’s new silica rule (through April 17, 2018), how many companies have been cited for violating the rule?


True or false: President Lyndon Johnson signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA.


True or false: A recent NIOSH study concluded there is a definitive correlation between occupational noise exposure and heart disease.


Which of the following entities has filed a lawsuit against OSHA over the issuance of its beryllium rule?


True or false: NIOSH conducts research on safety and health issues and provides technical assistance to OSHA.


True or false: OSHA’s Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard is invoked when a worker operates at a height of 10 feet or greater.


True or false: OSHA requires every supplied-air respirator user to understand the hazards the respirator protects him or her from, but it does not require the user to understand how to maintain the respirator.


True or false: A respiratory protection program administrator in a company does not need to be certified by OSHA as a program administrator.


True or false: OSHA has developed four sets of regulations on abrasive blasting in four primary industries: general industry, maritime, transportation and construction.


True or false: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now enforcing the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, but will not require compliance with the general industry and maritime version of the standard until June 2018.


True or false: A hot work permit must be acquired from OSHA to conduct work in confined spaces when the temperature in the space is or is anticipated to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.


True or false: OSHA has extended the date of enforcement of its respirable silica exposure rule by six months.


What is an example of an engineering control, according to OSHA, during cleaning or painting operations in an enclosed space?


True or false: As of 2016, hazard communication lapses dominated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's annual list of the most frequently cited federal workplace safety violations in the U.S. for five years in a row.


OSHA has developed how many sets of regulations on abrasive blasting?


What type of respiratory protection is required for air abrasive blasting?


True or false: The EPA’s definition of a VOC is an “air pollutant known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or adverse environmental effects.”


Which of the following types of contaminants, introduced in the vicinity of a person wearing a half-mask respirator to determine if it fits properly, are allowed by OSHA for quantitative fit testing?


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


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?


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


True or false: OSHA’s work practice controls to minimize exposure to hazardous materials, such as toxic dust, include good housekeeping.


True or false: OSHA cannot propose monetary penalties against another federal agency for failure to comply with its standards.


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.


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.


In 2017 what is likely to be ”the most challenging and impactful regulatory change affecting the industrial coatings industry since the OSHA Lead Standard,” according to a JPCL article?


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?


Abrasive blast cleaning to remove lead-based paint is governed by what EPA regulation?


In OSHA’s hierarchy of hazard controls, which one is the least effective?


OSHA estimates there are approximately how many ladder injuries each year?


True or false: In the NIOSH hierarchy of hazard controls, administrative controls are preferred over use of personal protective equipment.


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.


With regard to coating regulations, LADCO and OTC have what in common?


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: Both General Industry and Construction Industry standards promulgated by OSHA require that abrasive blasting respirators be worn during abrasive blasting operations.


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.


True or false: OSHA can issue a citation even when one of its regulations has not been violated.


According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?


True or false: OSHA can’t issue a citation unless one of its regulations has been violated.


True or false: OSHA and NIOSH are divisions of the U.S. Department of Labor.


True or false: A recent PaintSquare blog suggested that OSHA’s confined space rules should by applied voluntarily to blasting and painting containment structures.


According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?


True or false: OSHA stated that where the definition of a Construction Industry versus a General Industry confined space is unclear, compliance with the new Construction Industry confined space standard will also be considered to be compliance with the General Industry confined space standard.


True or false: OSHA is expected to ban the use of silica sand as a blasting abrasive in 2016.


True or false: A respiratory protection program administrator in a company must be certified by OSHA as a program administrator.


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


True or false: OSHA’s proposed “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds,” which has been long awaited, will not cover the construction or maritime industries.


Ventilation is classified by OSHA as what kind of hazard control?


OSHA requires controls for fall hazards when workers are working at what height or higher?


True or false: According to OSHA, inhalation hazards that can be derived from a concrete substrate when abrasive blasting include asbestos, silicates, silica sand and Portland cement.


True or false: According to NIOSH, hearing loss is the most common work-related injury.


True or false: OSHA cannot issue a citation unless one of its regulations has been violated.


What agency tests and approves respirators for use in the workplace?


With respect to coatings, what are HAPS?


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


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


True or false: OSHA requires federal agencies to comply with its regulations.


True or false: It is likely that the VOC level for the same coating, as reported on product data sheets, will be different in Europe from the one reported in the United States.


True or false: Short-term exposure limits (STELs) to hazardous chemicals are measured as a time-weighted average exposure over 8 hours.


The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in what year?


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


Why does the EPA make some solvents exempt from VOC calculations?


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?


The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to what regulation?


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.


What agency created the PM-10 standard?


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: In the lexicon of the EPA, HAPs stands for hazardous air particulates.


What is an example of an engineering control, according to OSHA, during cleaning or painting operations in an enclosed space?


True or false: OSHA was established during a Republican administration.


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


True or false: Most of OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) on hazardous materials have been updated since their inception.


True or false: OSHA requires that replacement parts for air-supplied respirators must come from the original manufacturer.


In what area of safety did OSHA issue the most citations in fiscal year 2014?


True or false: The EPA has decided to abandon its development of a lead-safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule for public and commercial projects.


Which of the following types of contaminants, introduced in the vicinity of a person wearing a half-mask respirator to determine if it fits properly, are allowed by OSHA for qualitative fit testing?


True or false: Ethanol is corrosive and highly water soluble, according to the EPA.


True or false: OSHA’s work practice controls to minimize exposure to hazardous materials, such as toxic dust, can include, in most instances, job rotation.


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


OSHA requires controls for fall hazards when workers are at what height or higher above the ground or lower level?


What U.S. President signed into law the Environmental Protection Act, establishing the EPA?


True or false: OSHA has developed three sets of regulations on abrasive blasting in three primary industries: general industry, maritime, and construction.


High-pressure, supplied-air respirators are given an Assigned Protection Factor of 25 by NIOSH. What does this 25 mean?


True or false: OSHA can issue a citation even when one of its regulations has not been violated.


Before a worker enters a permit-required confined space, OSHA requires testing of the atmosphere in the space to determine which of the following?


True or false: OSHA’s Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard is invoked when a worker operates at a height of 10 feet or greater.


True or false: OSHA now forbids the use of silica sand as a blasting abrasive.


What is the maximum level of carbon monoxide allowed by OSHA in breathing air 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?


Which of the following was not cited by SSPC as a reason for developing Paint 44, Coatings for Concrete Wastewater Structures?


Respirators must be approved for use by what organization?


True or False: In August this year, OSHA issued a proposed rule banning use of crystalline silica as a blasting abrasive.


True or False: OSHA classifies supplied-air respirators as engineering controls.


The worker blood lead level established for triggering an OSHA inspection was reduced in 2012 to what?


True or false: Federal contractors are facing new hiring rules regarding women and people with disabilities.


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


True or False: OSHA has lowered the permissible exposure limits on crystalline silica.


Which of the following agents is not accepted by OSHA for respirator fit testing?


True or false: OSHA recently announced a National Emphasis Program on isocyanates.


True or false? For a supplied-air respirator, OSHA requires Grade D air with an oxygen content of 15 percent to 19.5 percent.


What U.S. president signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA?


According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?


True or False: In the lexicon of the EPA, HAPS stands for hazardous abrasive particles.


True or false: According to an OSHA study of painting contractor violations conducted in 2006-2007, the OSHA Required Fall Protection Rule (1926.0501) was the one most often violated.


What is the acronym, used frequently in VOC regulations, for architectural and protective coatings?


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: According to OSHA, permissible exposure limits (PELs) and Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) are both required limits on exposure to airborne contaminants.


True or false: One main reason for OSHA’s 2012 revision to the Hazard Communication Standard was to harmonize it with global hazard communication standards.


True or false: The EPA has initiated action to reconsider expansion of its RRP Rule (Renovation, Repair and Painting) into commercial in addition to residential buildings, in order to limit the dangers of exposure to lead-based paint.


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


When did, or will, OSHA’s latest rules for residential fall protection (approved in 2010) take effect?


What is the main reason OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard this year?


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


According to OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard, when are employers required to have trained employees on new labeling and safety data sheet formats?


What is the main subject of the EPA’s RRP rule?


EPA estimates that coal- and oil-fired power plants produce what percent of acid gas emissions in the United States?


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


What agency produced the first VOC limits on colorants for architectural and industrial maintenance coatings?


True or False: OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard 29CFR1910.1200 in March 2012 to align it with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.


True or false: A federal appeals court recently ruled that EPA must reinstate the provision for families without young children or pregnant women to “opt out” of the requirement in the lead paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule.


What is the “opt-out” provision of the EPA’s Lead Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, now being debated in Congress?


True or False: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the research division of OSHA.


What gives OSHA the authority to impose sanctions and fines for workplace hazards not described in OSHA regulations?


The most common category of OSHA citations issued against fabrication, galvanizing, abrasive blasting, and coating application facilities involves:


What is included in OSHA's General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act?


The “opt-out” provision that the EPA removed from the lead-paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule allowed which of the following?


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.


High pressure, supplied-air respirators used for abrasive blasting normally have an Assigned Protection Factor of 25. What does this NIOSH rating mean?


Which US President signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA?


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


When does OSHA require that an aerial lift operator undergo retraining?


Which US President signed the Environmental Protection Act, establishing the now-controversial EPA?


True or false: The EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule now requires third-party clearance testing after painting or remodeling to assure dangerous levels of lead have been eliminated.


True or false: The EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule dealing with lead paint removal applies only to residential structures constructed before 1968.


True or false: OSHA can cite an employer only if workplace hazards violate specific OSHA regulations.


Abrasive blast cleaning to remove lead-based paint is governed by what EPA regulation?


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?


Working at what height invokes OSHA's Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard (29 CFR 1926 Subpart L), requiring controls for fall hazards?


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?

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What does OSHA's General Duty Clause require?


True or false: This scaffold is compliant with OSHA requirements.


True or false: OSHA classifies respirators as engineering controls.


Which of the following imposes the most stringent VOC rules on architectural and industrial maintenance coatings?


Safety hazards of a permit-required confined space, according to OSHA, include one or more of the following conditions.


True or false: New rules recently issued by the EPA on lead paint removal involve residential and some institutional structures.


True or False: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the enforcement division of OSHA.


 
 
   

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