Asbestos Safety Quiz

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Asbestos (pronounced /æsˈbɛstəs/ or /æzˈbɛstəs/) is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used commercially for their desirable physical properties. [1] They all have in common their eponymous, asbestiform habit: long (ca. 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals. The prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses[2] including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis). According to the Environmental Working Group Action Fund, 10,000 people die each year from asbestos-caused diseases in the United States, including one out of every 125 American men who die over the age of 50. [30] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has no general ban on the use of asbestos. However, asbestos was one of the


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Inhaling asbestos fibers is the major health hazard associated with asbestos.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    If asbestos is not friable, it does not present an immediate danger.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Smoking greatly increases the risk of contracting a serious disease for people who work around asbestos.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    You don’t need a respirator—a dust mask will do—if you will be in a restricted area for less than 15 minutes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    You should wet asbestos waste before disposal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Good housekeeping requires you to sweep up asbestos-containing waste frequently.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Employers are in compliance with OSHA regulations if they supply their employers with respirators and protective clothing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    One engineering control that helps reduce airborne asbestos fibers is a good ventilation and dust control system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Asbestos is still used widely because its fibers are tough, flexible, and heat- and fireresistant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    10. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are two fatal lung diseases caused by exposure to asbestos.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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