June - Asbestos Awareness

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June - Asbestos Awareness - Quiz

June Safety Resource Manual


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    June SRM/Asbestos

  • 2. 

    Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was commonly used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Asbestos is indeed a mineral fiber that was widely used in building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. It was popular due to its heat resistance and durability. However, it was later discovered that exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health issues, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. As a result, its use has been heavily regulated and phased out in many countries.

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  • 3. 

    Asbestos can be found in the following?

    • A.

      Wire insulation

    • B.

      Roofing materials

    • C.

      Gasket material

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Asbestos can be found in various materials such as wire insulation, roofing materials, and gasket material. It was commonly used in these products due to its heat resistance and durability. However, asbestos is now known to be a hazardous substance that can cause serious health issues, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Therefore, it is important to identify and safely remove any materials containing asbestos to prevent exposure and potential health risks.

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  • 4. 

    Breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to increased risk of lung cancer, which may not be detected until many years after exposure?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Breathing in high levels of asbestos fibers can indeed increase the risk of developing lung cancer. The harmful effects of asbestos exposure often take a long time to manifest, with symptoms and the disease itself not becoming apparent until several years after the initial exposure. Therefore, it is true that the risk of lung cancer may not be detected until many years after being exposed to asbestos.

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  • 5. 

    Only a dust mask is required to move asbestos material?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Moving asbestos material requires more than just a dust mask. Asbestos is a hazardous material that can cause serious health issues when inhaled. To safely handle asbestos, specialized protective equipment such as a respirator, gloves, and a full-body suit is necessary. These precautions are essential to prevent the inhalation of asbestos fibers, which can lead to lung diseases including cancer.

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  • 6. 

    The only way to tell if an object contains asbestos by looking at it is if the material is labeled?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer is that asbestos cannot be identified just by looking at it. Asbestos fibers are microscopic and cannot be seen with the naked eye. Therefore, the only reliable way to determine if an object contains asbestos is by checking if it is labeled or by conducting a specialized laboratory test.

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  • 7. 

    If you suspect something to contain asbestos, it is best not to disturb it?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is best not to disturb something suspected to contain asbestos because when asbestos materials are disturbed, they release fibers into the air. These fibers can be inhaled and can cause serious health issues, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Therefore, it is recommended to leave suspected asbestos materials undisturbed and seek professional help for proper testing and removal if necessary.

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