Industrial Hygiene - The Basics

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Hygiene Quizzes & Trivia

To assess your knowledge on the function and purpose of industrial hygiene in the workplace


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What two factors determine risk, when dealing with a chemical hazard in the workplace?
    • A. 

      Volatility of chemical and age of worker

    • B. 

      Reactivity of chemical and equipment speed

    • C. 

      Toxicity of chemical and duration of exposure

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would be considered a workplace hazard? - CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      Toluene vapors

    • B. 

      Floor mat

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      Extreme heat

    • E. 

      Exit sign

    • F. 

      Repetative motion

  • 3. 
    ACGIH is part of the Centers for Disease Control
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    An industrial hygienist can rely on a Material Safety Datasheet for which of the following?
    • A. 

      Chemical constituent and concentration values

    • B. 

      Regulatory compliance data

    • C. 

      Chemical reactivity values

  • 5. 
    It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to calibrate sampling equipment used by industrial hygienists.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    OSHA requires that employeers conduct exposure assessments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    ACGIH provides which of the following information? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      Threshold Limit Values (TLVs)

    • B. 

      Reccomended Exposure Limits (RELs)

    • C. 

      Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs)

    • D. 

      Carcinogenic data

  • 8. 
    NIOSH acts a research organization to provide OSHA with data to help prevent workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A workplace that has docimeter readings above 85 dB is an exmple of what type of hazard?
    • A. 

      Chemical

    • B. 

      Ergonomic

    • C. 

      Physical

    • D. 

      Biological

  • 10. 
    Chemical hazards in the workplace are often the most complex hazards to implement proper controls due to the multitude of variables that affect the situation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False