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1

OSHA respiratory protection standard requires written program elements for all of the following except:
a. respirator replacement schedule
b. respirator inspection methodology
c. respirator cleaning and maintenance procedure
d. respirator repair protocol

a. respirator replacement schedule (replacement only required if failed inspection and irreparable)

2

Employers with employees who voluntarily wear respirators must comply with which of the following provisions?
a. written respiratory protection program
b. medical monitoring
c. respirator cleaning/maintenance procedures
d. all of the above

d. all of the above

3

Threshold limit values (TLV) are developed by:
a. ACGIH
b. EPA
c. NIOSH
d. OSHA

a. ACGIH
NB: these are guidelines, not laws, but many have taken the force of law after OSHA adopted the 1968 TLV as its own PEL's.

4

Employees potentially exposed to substances not regulated by OSHA must use a combination of work practices, engineering controls and PPE to reduce exposure below published exposure levels. Published exposure levels included:
a. recommended exposure limits (REL)
b. permissible exposure levels (PEL)
c. threshold limit values (TLV)
d. a & c

d. REL & TLV

5

OSHA standards, including medical exams for workers, exist for all the following industries except:
a. pesticide application
b. coal mining
c. cotton textile manufacturing
d. asbestos abatement

a. pesticide application has no OSH standards

6

Which of the following measures is most effective in reducing the risk of terrorism involving chemicals and/or hazardous waste?
a. sign-in sheets at guard house
b. policy that requires visitors to be escorted and practice of challenging unescorted visitors
c. written security plan
d. visitor ID badges

b. requirement for visitors to be escorted and challenged if unescorted.

7

Each employer shall provide a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. This is known as:
a. health and safety clause
b. hazardous communication clause
c. specific duty clause
d. general duty clause

d. general duty clause

8

What is the name of the form generally used for the log of OSHA work related injuries and illness?
a. accident report form
b. OSHA form 101
c. OSHA 300 log
d. WC claim form

c. OSHA 300 log

9

OSHA has the following functions except:
a. to conduct worksite inspections to ensure compliance with health and safety standards
b. to establish recommended exposure limits
c. to impose fines on employers for violation of OSHA standards
d. maintain a reporting and recording system for monitoring job related injuries and illnesses.

b. NIOSH develops REL while OSHA promulgates PEL based on REL

10

BEI benzene:

urine S-phenylmercapturic acid; urine muconic acid

11

BEI xylene:

urine methyl hippuric acid

12

BEI toluene:

urine hippuric acid

13

BEI styrene:

urine mandelic acid; urine phenylglycolic acid; blood styrene

14

BEI trichloroethylene:

urine trichloroethanol; urine trichloroacetic acid

15

BEI N-hexane

urine 2,5 hexanedione