The Action Level!® Quiz - Volume 14 No 2 - February 2017

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The Effect of Body Armor on Saving Officers’ Lives: An Analysis Using LEOKA Data

Weiwei Liu and Bruce Taylor

1. What are the factors found in this study that are related to police officers’ behavior in wearing body armor?

2. According to the findings in this study, which of the factors below is related to death of police officers from being shot in the torso?

Bakers’ Exposure to Flour Dust

Jorunn Kirkeleit, Bjørg Eli Hollund, Trond Riise, Wijnand Eduard, Magne Bråtveit and Torgeir Storaas

3. Based on the bakers’ exposure levels of flour dust reported in the scientific literature, the exposure is sufficiently controlled. True or False?

4. Implementation of a closed silo system, use of a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom, and refitting of the mixer lid have all been reported to be effective in reducing the workers’ flour dust exposure. True or False?

A Comparison of Facemask and Respirator Filtration Test Methods

Samy Rengasamy, Ronald Shaffer, Brandon Williams and Sarah Smit

5. Which agency or agencies approve surgical N95 respirators for healthcare use?

6. Respirators capture bacterial, viral and sodium chloride aerosol particles by different mechanisms. True or False?

A Faceoff with Hazardous Noise: Noise Exposure and Hearing Threshold Shifts of Indoor Hockey Officials

Karin L. Adams and William J. Brazile

7. Based on the pre- and post-game audiometry results of indoor hockey officials, the largest percentage of hearing threshold shifts occurred at ____ Hz, supporting the characteristic audiometric pattern for hearing loss from exposure to hazardous levels of noise.

8. TTSs have been found to be a risk indicator for permanent NIHL if exposure to hazardous noise continues. True or False?

Loss of Effectiveness of Protective Clothing After Its Use in Pesticide Sprays and Its Multiple Washes

Melina Espanhol-Soares, Manuela Teodoro de Oliveira and Joaquim Gonçalves Machado-Neto

9. Efficiency tests of protective clothing used for pesticide are needed to determine what types of formulations can be used to protect the worker. Which of the following factors is most critical to the protection process?

10. Which of the following is most critical in evaluating effectiveness of protective clothing?

Existence and Control of Legionella Bacteria in Building Water Systems: A Review

John P. Springston and Liana Yocavitch

11. Thermal pasteurization, or “superheating” is an effective long-term treatment for Legionella in hot water systems. True or False?

12. Which of the following disinfection methods does not provide any sort of residual protection?

Development and Initial Validation of the Respirator Comfort, Wearing Experience, and Function Instrument [R-COMFI]

Sherri L. LaVela, Carol Kostovich, Sara Locatelli, Megan Gosch, Aaron Eagan and Lewis Radonovich

13. The R-COMFI is a relatively new instrument developed to measure aspects of comfort and tolerability among health care personnel wearing fit-tested filtering face-piece respirators across three broad constructs that include which of the following?

14. Psychometric assessment of surveys, such as R-COMFI, includes examination of several properties, such as: content validity, construct validity, dimensionality, category functioning, item hierarchy and targeting of items, item fit, and person fit. True or False?

Filter Penetration and Breathing Resistance Evaluation of Respirators and Dust Masks

Joel Ramirez and Patrick O’Shaughnessy

15. NIOSH requires that a new filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) should not induce a breathing resistance when inhaling through the respirator in excess of:

15. Answer Key:

Deadline for answers is February 28, 2017.

Answers will be available online on March 10, 2017.