The Action Level!® Quiz - Volume 15 No 1 - January 2018

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Ambulance Disinfection Using Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI): Effects of Fixture Location and Surface Reflectivity

William G. Lindsley, Tia L. McClelland, Dylan T. Neu, Stephen B. Martin, Jr., Kenneth R. Mead, Robert E. Thewlis and John D. Noti

1. If an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) fixture is shown to work in one ambulance, you can assume it will work equally well in all ambulances. True or False?

2. The effectiveness of an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) fixture is determined by several factors, including:

Evaluation of an Improved Prototype Mini-baghouse to Control the Release of Respirable Crystalline Silica from Sand Movers

Barbara M. Alexander, Eric J. Esswein, Michael G. Gressel, Jerry L. Kratzer, H. Amy Feng, Arthur L. Miller, Emanuele Cauda and Graeham Heil

3. Which of the following was NOT changed from the generation 2 NMBRA to the generation 3 NMBRA?

4. Pressure characteristics were greatly improved in the generation 3 NMBRA compared to the generation 2 NMBRA. True or False?

Quantification of Mold Contamination in Multi-level Buildings Using the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index

Stephen Vesper, Jean M. Cox-Ganser, Larry Wymer and Ju-Hyeong Park

5. The Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) metric was based on a national sampling of U.S. _____________.

6. Quantifying mold contamination in indoor environments with short air samples (5 to 10 minutes) has many pitfalls and limitations. True or False?

A Point-source Outbreak of Coccidioidomycosis among a Highway Construction Crew

Mark Nicas

7. The probability that 7 out of 10 people will develop Valley Fever simply due to breathing the ambient air of an endemic county for two weeks is quite small. True or False?

8. If a construction crew has to excavate soil in an area highly endemic for the Valley Fever fungus, which of the following actions is recommended?

Measurement of Area and Personal Breathing Zone Concentrations of Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) during Oil and Gas Extraction Operations, Including Hydraulic Fracturing

Eric J. Esswein, Marissa Alexander-Scott, John Snawder and Michael Breitenstein


10. In the article, workers with the highest measurements for DPM exposures to diesel particulate matter, referenced as elemental carbon (EC) included workers in which operations?

Heat Stress Risk Profiles for Three Non-woven Coveralls

Ximena P. Garzón-Villalba, Yougui Wu, Candi D. Ashley and Thomas E. Bernard

11. The transition from Sustainable to Unsustainable heat stress is based on which of the following worker protection principles? No worker will suffer diminished ________.

12. The current clothing adjustment values are generally supported by the shifts in the exposure-response curves. True or False?

Characterization of Wood Dust Emission from Hand-held Woodworking Machines

F.-X. Keller and F. Chata

13. A factor of 10X is sufficient to account for the spread in mean concentration values spanning the low and high dust emitter groups. True or False?

14. For TEOM methods, which of the following best represents the measurement (seconds)?

Characterizing Workforces Exposed to Current and Emerging Non-carbonaceous Nanomaterials in the U.S.

Kelsey R. Babik, Matthew M. Dahm, Kevin H. Dunn, Kevin L. Dunn and Mary K. Schubauer-Berigan

15. The self-selected criteria to neglect the use of engineering controls did not include __________.

16. Activity level is a useful predictor of engineering control use with an inverse relationship demonstrated between level of control and degree of activity. True or False?

Determinants of Respirable Quartz Exposure in Farming

Andrew Swanepoel, Cornelia Swanepoel and David Rees


18. A metric to predict quartz emissions would likely need to account for soil type, season, commodity, activity, farming process and quartz percentage in respirable dust. True or False?

Deadline for answers is January 31, 2018.

Answers will be available online on February 9, 2018.