The Action Level!® Quiz - Volume 11 No 11 - November 2014

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Changes in Chemical Permeation of Disposable Latex, Nitrile and Vinyl Gloves Exposed to Simulated Movement

Robert N. Phalen, Thi Le and Weng Kee Wong
1. Which of the following IS NOT a common measure of chemical resistance?



2. Which glove material provided optimum chemical resistance to ethyl alcohol, but was more affected by simulated hand movement than the other glove materials?


Lead Exposure and Blood Pressure among Workers in Diverse Industrial Plants in Kenya

Faridah H. Were, M. Charles Moturi, P. Gottsfeld, Godfrey A. Wafula, Geoffrey N. Kamau and Paul M. Shiundu
3. Poor hygiene among workers in lead acid battery recycling can influence blood lead level. True or False?

4. Medical surveillance of lead exposed workers is sufficient in controlling exposure levels. True or False?

History of Metalworking Fluid Use and Estimation of the Probability of Exposure in a Hospital-based Case-control Study

Dong-Uk Park, Joanne S. Colt, Dalsu Baris, Molly Schwenn, Margaret R. Karagas, Karla R. Armenti, Alison Johnson, Debra T. Silverman and Patricia A. Stewart
5. According to the article, reduction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and banning of nitrosating compounds were the major changes that took place in the composition of fluids in the 1980s-1990s. True or False?

6. What type of metalworking fluid was most common in the 1990s?



Pharmaceutical Dust Exposure at Pharmacies Using Automatic Dispensing Machines: A Preliminary Study

Kenneth W. Fent and Charles Mueller
7. In this article, what appeared to be the best surrogate for measuring inhalation exposure to pharmaceutical compounds?



8. Of the following jobs, which had the highest median air concentration of lactose?



Speech Intelligibility While Wearing Full-Facepiece Air-Purifying Respirators

Karen M. Coyne and Daniel J. Barker
9. Decreased speech intelligibility can impact operational performance. True or False?

10. This work involved speech intelligibility trials of 12 respirators according to standards developed by:



A Liquid Crystal-based Passive Badge for Personal Monitoring of Exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide

Sheila E. Robinson, Bart A. Grinwald, Laura L. Bremer, Kurt A. Kupcho, Bharat R. Acharya and Patrick D. Owens
11. The critical event that allowed the development of the dosimeter can best be described as:



12. To minimize the financial burden associated with unwarranted evacuation, some companies and sites are now setting the alarm levels at 5 × TLVs® to warn workers. True or False?

Adherence to Safe Handling Guidelines by Healthcare Workers Who Administer Antineoplastic Drugs

James M. Boiano, Andrea L. Steege and Marie H. Sweeney
13. The most common reason reported for not wearing gloves or gowns was that surveyed workers considered skin exposure as minimal. True or False?

14. OSHA recommends that workers who handle hazardous drugs receive information and training at the time of initial assignment and annually thereafter on the hazards and means to control exposures. True or False?

Modeled Occupational Exposures at Gas-Phase Medical Laser Generated Air Contaminants

Julia F. Lippert, Steven E. Lacey and Rachael M. Jones
15. An appropriate conclusion would be that:



16. According to this work, which of the following would not be expected as a laser by-product?




Answers to the November 2014 “The Action Level”® Questions will be available on-line on December 12, 2014.