The Action Level!® Quiz - Volume 13 No 9 - September 2016

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Risk Assessment of Soils Identified on Firefighter Turnout Gear

Elizabeth Easter, Deborah Lander and Tabitha Huston

1. If firefighter turnout gear is cleaned at least once per year, as per the NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care and Maintenance, the gear will be safe for the user to wear without concerns of exposure to potential carcinogenic compound. True or False?

2. If the firefighter wears protective gear, the person is protected from dermal exposure to contaminants and by removing the gear he can don his station wear or street clothes without taking a shower. True or False?

Cross-Classified Occupational Exposure Data

Rachel M. Jones and Igor Burstyn

3. A personal exposure measurement is cross-classified between groups if the worker moved between groups during its collection. True or False?

4. The variation in the exposure of a worker from day to day is known as “within-worker” variability. True or False?

Effective Dust Control Systems on Concrete Dowel Drilling Machinery

Alan S. Echt, Wayne T. Sanderson, Kenneth R. Mead, H. Amy Feng, Daniel R. Farwick and Dawn Ramsey Farwick

5. On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a new silica standard for construction that included a revised Permissible Exposure Limit. The revised OSHA PEL for respirable crystalline silica is:

5. Answer Key:
6. According to the article, silicosis, a fibrotic disease of the lungs, is an occupational respiratory disease caused by:

Surface Wipe Sampling for Antineoplastic (Chemotherapy) and Other Hazardous Drug Residue in Healthcare Settings: Methodology and Recommendation

Thomas H. Connor, Matthew D. Zock and Amy H. Snow

7. A reasonable assumption is that compounds with a molecular weight less than 500 Daltons could not be dermally absorbed. True or False?

8. The best interpretation of the 500 Dalton rule corresponds to which of the following?

Predicting the Lifetime of Organic Vapor Cartridges Exposed to Volatile Organic Compound Mixtures Using a Partial Differential Equations Model

François Vuong, Romain Chauveau, Georges Grevillot, Stéphanie Marsteau, Eric Silvente and Cécile Valliere

9. A model based on linear algebra including a multi-component adsorption equilibrium study appears suitable to evaluate lifetime of respirator cartridges. True or False?

10. Organic vapor cartridges for air-purifying respirators are classified based on their adsorption capacity for single standard vapors (European standard 14387+A1 or 42 CFR Part 84). True or False?

Refinement of the Nanoparticle Emission Assessment Technique into the Nanomaterial Exposure Assessment Technique (NEAT 2.0)

Adrienne C. Eastlake, Catherine Beaucham, Kenneth F. Martinez, Matthew M. Dahm, Christopher Sparks, Laura L. Hodson and Charles L. Geraci

11. NEAT 2.0 differs from earlier NEAT guidance documents primarily with respect to decreased emphasis on time-integrated, filter-based sampling. True or False?


Dangerous (Toxic) Atmospheres in UK Wood Pellet and Wood Chip Fuel Storage

Andrew T. Simpson, Michael A. Hemingway and Cliff Seymour

13. There are a number of health and safety hazards associated with the transportation and storage of wood pellet and wood chip fuels. Which of the following is not generally recognized as a health hazard originating from wood pellet and chip operations?

14. Although sweeping generalizations are hard to come by, it is reasonable to believe that wood chips contain low concentrations of fungi and bacteria. True or False?

Comparison of Hospital Room Surface Disinfection Using a Novel Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Generator

Katelyn C. Jelden, Shawn G. Gibbs, Philip W. Smith, Angela L. Hewlett, Peter C. Iwen, Kendra K. Schmid and John J. Lowe

15. Bacterial inactivation using UV would not likely vary among bacterial organisms and surfaces. True or False?

16. Using this proprietary system, it would appear reasonable to achieve 100,000-fold reductions for MRSA and VRE given 10-minute treatments as prescribed energy levels. True or False?

Deadline for answers is September 30, 2016.

Answers will be available online on October 14, 2016.