Daily Quiz (144)


A modular steel bridge has recently been constructed to connect two Louisiana communities after which bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Ida in August?


A new initiative from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration prioritizes heat-related interventions on days when the heat index exceeds what?


According to a recent Maintenance Tips article in JPCL, what is the temperature at which structural steel will lose half of its load-bearing strength in the event of a fire?


The October 2021 California oil spill incident resulted in at least ____ gallons of oil, or 3,000 barrels, to be released into the ocean.


True or False: Following the derailment of Amtrak’s Empire Builder train, railroad safety experts believe it is unlikely that the accident was caused by human error.


True or False: An explosion in Ohio earlier this year led to the loss of roughly 30% of all alkyd resins.


What type of protection violations for workplace safety standards have been at the top of the safety violation list for the past decade, prompting the recent “Weekend Work” initiative in Colorado?


After a truck crashed into a pedestrian bridge in Washington, D.C., a fuel leak led to how many gallons of diesel fuel to spill into nearby drains?


During the fire that ravaged Notre Dame in 2019, how many tons of the cathedral’s lead roof burned?


In June, a 1.5-million-gallon water tank exploded at which water facility in Lemoore, California?


True or false: A recently published study linked paint-stripping chemical methylene chloride to less deaths than what has previously been acknowledged by the Environmental Protection Agency.


According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, of the 85 deaths tied to paint-stripping chemical methylene chloride that researchers examined, what percentage of them took place in the workplace?


In April, the Yenkin-Majestic Paints plant experienced an explosion, resulting in one fatality and numerous injuries. Where is the plant located?


In March, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a national emphasis program focusing on _________ efforts for companies that put the largest number of workers at risk of contracting COVID-19.


According to the 2021 Dangerous by Design report recently released by Smart Growth America, the number of pedestrians struck and killed by drivers nationwide over the last decade has increased:


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the dates for this year’s National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The eighth annual event is slated to take place:


True or false: A report from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Inspector General issued in February revealed that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did not provide the level of oversight needed to keep workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.


USDOL’s OSHA recently revealed its annual top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2020. What was the year’s most frequently cited standard?


How many lives were lost in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill off the U.S. Gulf Coast?


What is the OSHA standard dictating requirements for respiratory protection, including guidelines for respirator selection, fit, testing, maintenance, care and more?


True or false: California’s AB 685 law allows for state regulators to shut down jobsites should Cal/OSHA determine that the workplaces pose a risk of an “imminent hazard.”


The U.S. Department of Labor has recently made adjustments to the Occupational Safety and Health administration’s civil penalty amounts, increasing maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations from $13,494 per violation to?


Fire-resistant coatings are designed:


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued its annual reminder to specific employers to submit the required injury and illness date for 2020 by:


Throughout FY 2020 (Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2020), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted how many inspections in response to worker complaints, injuries and fatalities, and referrals impacted by COVID-19?


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report for 2019, the construction industry saw how many fatal injuries?


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings published its “Fact Sheet: Use of Hazardous Materials including Flammables in Confined Spaces” at the request of the Chemical Safety Board after what deadly fire?


A deadly fire in Georgetown, Colorado, killed several protective coating workers. In what kind of structure did this tragedy occur?


Working at what height invokes OSHA's Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard?


True or false: Lower explosive limit is defined as the concentration at ordinary ambient temperatures of a compound in air above which an explosion will not occur if the mixture is ignited.


True or false: HUD publishes fire resistance ratings of archaic building materials.


True or false: Abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of 140 dBA.


Intumescent coatings must contain an acid source, a carbon source and what other component?


True or false: Countries are not required to adopt the Global Harmonized System (GHS) used to communicate the toxicological hazards of products .


True or false: Mathers Ratings are sometimes used to report the opacity of air pollution emissions.


True or false: OSHA issued two new protocols for respirator fit testing in the Fall of 2019.


True or false: The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard is aligned with a UN chemical labeling system.


True or false: UL1709 is the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels.


True or false: Tests of fire resistive materials are conducted in real fire conditions.


True or false: With respirator use during abrasive blasting, the approved air hose from the respirator manufacturer must be used.


True or false: For work in hazardous environments, OSHA requires work practice and engineering controls to mitigate the hazards before respiratory protection is employed.


True or false: The breathing air of a supplied air respirator can be a potential inhalation hazard to abrasive blasters.


True or false: Breathing-grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain at least 25% oxygen by volume.


Among these workplace hazards, which one is not one of OSHA’s “Fatal Four?”


True or false: Abrasive blast workers are not regularly exposed to noise in excess of 120 dBA.


Opacity observations of air pollution emissions are sometimes reported using what rating system?


In a recently published guidance document, the American Industrial Hygiene Association named and described four, often chronic, construction site health hazards: high temperatures, air contaminants, noise and what fourth hazard?


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: Abrasive blasting of concrete substrates can produce silica sand inhalation hazards.


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.


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


True or false: According to a PaintSquare blogger, respiratory protection plans are usually properly implemented.


True or false: A worker with tree nut allergies was apparently killed by inhaling walnut shell particles from an abrasive blasting operation.


True or false: Abrasive blast cleaning workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of 120 dBA.


True or false: Workplace fatalities increased slightly in 2017.


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: The recent cable failure on the James B. Edwards Bridge, in Charleston, South Carolina, was not caused by corrosion, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.


True or false: Opacity observations of air pollution emissions are sometimes reported using the Kasmirsky Scale.


True or false: Tests determined that the cladding panels—aluminum sheets with a polyethylene core—were the only possible cause of the rapid flame spread during the Grenfell Tower fire in London.


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


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.


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


True or false: In abrasive blasting work, 100-micron-sized dust particles are respirable and therefore dangerous to health.


True or false: The banana oil test is recognized as a quantitative fit test of an air-purifying respirator.


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: There are three broad sources of potential inhalation hazards from abrasive blasting, according to a JPCL article.


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


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, over 350 workers die each year as a result of falls when working at heights.


True or False: According to NIOSH, use of personal protective equipment is the least desirable in the hierarchy of hazard controls.


Where do many toxic and oxygen-displacing gases accumulate in confined spaces?


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


According to the ASTM definition, what is the function of a fire-retardant?


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


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.


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?


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


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


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: Air abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of 120 dBA.


Opacity observations of air pollution emissions are sometimes reported using what rating system?


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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: Jet fire tests are used to determine the heat-insulating capabilities of intumescent coatings in hydrocarbon fires.


What organization requested that SSPC issue guidance addressing hazards in confined spaces as a result of the Xcel Energy Penstock fire in Georgetown, CO?


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


True or False: Passive fire protection materials are sometimes evaluated in a jet fire test.


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.


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


True or false: OSHA’s new rule on working in confined spaces in construction will take effect on August 3, 2015.


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


True or false: Architectural floor coatings have a VOC limit of 50 g/l in the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).


What occurred on the Piper Alpha?


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


What organization publishes the “Rapid Rise Fire Tests of Protection Materials for Structural Steel”?


True or false: Passive fire protection materials are sometimes evaluated in a jet fire test.


True or false: Many toxic and oxygen-displacing gases are heavier than air and accumulate at the bottom of confined spaces.


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.


What is the source of potential inhalation hazards that blasters face in air abrasive blasting operations?


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?


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?


True or False? Threshold Limit Values (TLVs), representing the maximum levels of airborne contaminant that can be inhaled for a working lifetime by almost all workers without injury, are recommended rather than required limits.


Inside a confined space, where do solvent vapors normally collect?


True or false: In the International Building Code, air and vapor barriers are not required to pass NFPA 285 fire test of wall assemblies containing combustible materials.


True or false: Some fire-resistant, intumescent coatings are used on wood substrates.


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


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


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?


True or false: SSPC published a surface preparation standard, now discontinued, describing flame cleaning of steel.


Abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of what level?


True or false: The California Supreme Court recently upheld the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s authority to enact air-quality rules on architectural coatings, even if compliance with the rules requires technology not yet developed.


What organization defines the content of Grade D breathing air, required in CFR 1910.134 for supplied air respirators?


What is the name of the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels?


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


Which of the following are dangers that can be encountered when working in a confined space?


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?


Inside a confined space, where do solvent vapors normally collect?


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


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?


Among the choices below, what is the best tactic for ventilating a confined space containing paint solvents?


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


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


Why are fireproofing materials such as intumescent or cementitious coatings used on structural steel in buildings?


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


Which of the following types of coatings is not subject to a VOC limit of 50 grams per liter under Rule 1113 of the South Coast Air Quality Management District?


 
 
   

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