Hardest Trivia Questions Quiz On Respirator Training!

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This is the Hardest Trivia Questions Quiz on Respirator Training! There are a lot of jobs today that if one does not have the safety clothing or instruments, they may risk hurting the respiratory organs. Just how much do you think you would score in this quiz on respiratory training you took as miners? Why don’t you tackle the quiz to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which are examples of engineering controls?

    • A.

      APR or SCBA

    • B.

      Ventilation and containment of contaminants

    • C.

      BACnet or Lonworks

    Correct Answer
    B. Ventilation and containment of contaminants
    Explanation
    page 2

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  • 2. 

    What are the 2 methods of providing a safe work environment?

    Correct Answer
    Administrative Controls & Engineering Controls
    Engineering and Administrative Controls
    Engineering Controls and Administrative Controls
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Engineering Controls and Administrative Controls. Engineering controls refer to physical modifications made to the work environment to eliminate or minimize hazards, such as installing safety guards on machinery. Administrative controls, on the other hand, involve implementing policies, procedures, and training to reduce risks, such as providing safety training to employees. Both methods are essential in providing a safe work environment as they address both the physical aspects of the workplace and the human behavior and practices within it.

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  • 3. 

    BEC / BECi's rist assessment of our 'typical' projects has determined the hazards likely to be encountered include: (list at least 4)

    Correct Answer
    airborne particulate, fiberglass particulate, fungal and bacterial bio-aerosols, chemical vapors
    airborne particulate, fungal and bacterial bio-aerosols, chemical vapors, limited animal fecal contamination
    airborne or fiberglass particulate, fungal and bacterial bio-aerosols, chemical vapors, limited animal fecal contamination
    Explanation
    pg 4

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  • 4. 

    _______________regulates the use of respirators in the workplace.

    Correct Answer
    OSHA
    Explanation
    pg 5

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  • 5. 

    How long it is acceptable for a visitor to be in a respirator required area- if they are not wearing a respirator?

    • A.

      Less than 15 minutes

    • B.

      Less than 5 minutes

    • C.

      It is not acceptable for anyone to be in a respirator required area without wearing a respirator

    Correct Answer
    C. It is not acceptable for anyone to be in a respirator required area without wearing a respirator
    Explanation
    pg 7

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  • 6. 

    Whose responsibility is it to...develop and maintain a Respiratory Protection Program?

    • A.

      Company

    • B.

      Supervisor

    • C.

      Employee

    Correct Answer
    A. Company
    Explanation
    The responsibility to develop and maintain a Respiratory Protection Program lies with the company. This is because it is the company's duty to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees, and a Respiratory Protection Program is crucial in preventing respiratory hazards and promoting a healthy work environment. The company needs to establish guidelines, provide necessary equipment, and regularly assess and update the program to ensure its effectiveness.

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  • 7. 

    Whose responsibility is it to...be fit tested for each respirator they will use?

    • A.

      Company

    • B.

      Supervisor

    • C.

      Employee

    Correct Answer
    C. Employee
    Explanation
    The responsibility to be fit tested for each respirator they will use lies with the employee. Fit testing is crucial to ensure that the respirator provides an adequate seal and protection against airborne contaminants. It is the employee's duty to undergo fit testing to ensure their safety and the effectiveness of the respirator in their specific work environment. The company and supervisor may have a role in facilitating the fit testing process, but ultimately, it is the employee's responsibility to comply with the testing requirements.

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  • 8. 

    Whose responsibility is it to...have and maintain current medical evaluation clearance and fit testing documentation?

    • A.

      Company

    • B.

      Supervisor

    • C.

      Employee

    Correct Answer
    C. Employee
    Explanation
    The responsibility to have and maintain current medical evaluation clearance and fit testing documentation lies with the employee. It is the employee's duty to ensure that they have the necessary medical evaluation clearance and fit testing documentation and to keep it up to date. This is important for their own safety and the safety of others in the workplace. The company and supervisor may provide guidance and support, but ultimately it is the employee's responsibility to fulfill this requirement.

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  • 9. 

    Whose responsibility is it to...be aware of tasks requiring the use of respiratory protection?

    • A.

      Company

    • B.

      Supervisor

    • C.

      Employee

    Correct Answer
    B. Supervisor
    Explanation
    The supervisor is responsible for being aware of tasks requiring the use of respiratory protection. This means that it is the supervisor's duty to identify and assess the tasks that may require the use of respiratory protection, and ensure that the appropriate measures are taken to protect the employees. The supervisor plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of the employees by being aware of the tasks that require respiratory protection and taking the necessary steps to implement it.

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  • 10. 

    Whose responsibility is it to...provide and pay for PPE, respirator training and medical evaluations?

    • A.

      Company

    • B.

      Supervisor

    • C.

      Employee

    Correct Answer
    A. Company
    Explanation
    The responsibility to provide and pay for PPE, respirator training, and medical evaluations lies with the company. This means that the company is obligated to ensure that employees have access to the necessary personal protective equipment, receive proper training on how to use respirators, and undergo medical evaluations to ensure their health and safety.

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  • 11. 

    Whose responsibility is it to...ensure all employees engaged in tasks requiring the use of respiratory protection use the appropriate respirators at all times?

    • A.

      Company

    • B.

      Supervisor

    • C.

      Employee

    Correct Answer
    B. Supervisor
    Explanation
    The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all employees engaged in tasks requiring the use of respiratory protection use the appropriate respirators at all times. This is because the supervisor is in a position of authority and is responsible for overseeing the safety and well-being of the employees under their supervision. It is their duty to enforce safety protocols and ensure that employees are following the necessary precautions to protect their respiratory health.

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  • 12. 

    Whose responsibility is it to...clean the respirator as instructed and store it in a clean, sanitary location?

    • A.

      Company

    • B.

      Supervisor

    • C.

      Employee

    Correct Answer
    C. Employee
    Explanation
    The responsibility to clean the respirator as instructed and store it in a clean, sanitary location lies with the employee. It is the employee's duty to ensure that the respirator is properly maintained and stored in a hygienic manner to prevent any contamination or health risks. The company and supervisor may provide guidelines and instructions, but ultimately, it is the employee who is accountable for carrying out these tasks.

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  • 13. 

    Whose responsibility is it to...initiate requalification process at least 1 month prior to expiration of current medical and fit test?

    • A.

      Company

    • B.

      Supervisor

    • C.

      Employee

    Correct Answer
    C. Employee
    Explanation
    pg 7

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  • 14. 

    Where is the full BEC / BECi Respiratory Protection Program kept for your availability to review?

    • A.

      Locked up in Terri's office

    • B.

      The BEC Library

    • C.

      The BEC Field Procedures Manual

    Correct Answer
    C. The BEC Field Procedures Manual
    Explanation
    pg 8

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  • 15. 

     A Medical Evalaution ....

    • A.

      Determines the type of respirator that you can comfortably wear and which gives you best protection from the contaminants

    • B.

      Determines whether or not an employee can wear the required respirator without physical or psychological risk and is required yearly or more frequently if medical conditions change.

    • C.

      Substitutes for a yearly check-up and covers all physical aspects

    • D.

      Is only required if something changes in your physical condition

    Correct Answer
    B. Determines whether or not an employee can wear the required respirator without physical or psychological risk and is required yearly or more frequently if medical conditions change.
    Explanation
    A Medical Evaluation determines whether or not an employee can wear the required respirator without physical or psychological risk. It is required yearly or more frequently if medical conditions change. This evaluation is important to ensure the safety and well-being of the employee by assessing their ability to use the respirator effectively and without any adverse effects on their health. It is not a substitute for a yearly check-up and does not cover all physical aspects.

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  • 16. 

    Respirators are required when....

    • A.

      You smell something

    • B.

      Contaminant levels are known to elevated, or can become elevated without warning, or when working in the immediate vicinity of a source of contaminants that will likely become elevated

    • C.

      Contaminants are well managed and below NIOSH, ACGIH, EPA and other agency levels

    Correct Answer
    B. Contaminant levels are known to elevated, or can become elevated without warning, or when working in the immediate vicinity of a source of contaminants that will likely become elevated
    Explanation
    Respirators are required when contaminant levels are known to be elevated or have the potential to become elevated without warning. They are also necessary when working in close proximity to a source of contaminants that are likely to become elevated. This ensures that individuals are protected from harmful substances in the air and reduces the risk of respiratory issues or other health problems.

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  • 17. 

    If you can't smell anything- it is safe to assume there are no contaminants of any hazardous nature in the area.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect because the absence of smell does not guarantee the absence of hazardous contaminants. Some hazardous substances may not have a strong odor or may not be detectable by the human nose. Therefore, it is not safe to assume that there are no hazardous contaminants in the area just because there is no smell.

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  • 18. 

    Proper respirator selection includes:

    • A.

      Consideration of the real and/or potential exposure to harmful concentrations of contaminants, the effectiveness of the respirator against the contaminants of concern and their concentration levels as well as other contaminants that may be present, and the ability of the wearer to use the respirator during their required work duties

    • B.

      Color coordination with the rest of the protective clothing that will be required for the activity

    • C.

      The comfort level of the wearer to use the respirator during their required work duties

    Correct Answer
    A. Consideration of the real and/or potential exposure to harmful concentrations of contaminants, the effectiveness of the respirator against the contaminants of concern and their concentration levels as well as other contaminants that may be present, and the ability of the wearer to use the respirator during their required work duties
    Explanation
    The proper selection of a respirator involves considering the actual or potential exposure to harmful concentrations of contaminants, as well as the effectiveness of the respirator against those contaminants and their concentration levels. It is also important to consider other contaminants that may be present and the wearer's ability to use the respirator during their required work duties. This ensures that the respirator chosen provides adequate protection for the specific work environment and the individual's needs. Additionally, factors such as color coordination with other protective clothing and the comfort level of the wearer are also important considerations.

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  • 19. 

    What type of respirators does BEC / BECi use for our 'typical' work tasks that require respirators?

    • A.

      APR

    • B.

      Supplied-Air

    • C.

      SCBA

    Correct Answer
    A. APR
    Explanation
    BEC/BECi uses APR (Air-Purifying Respirators) for their typical work tasks that require respirators. APRs work by filtering out harmful particles from the air, allowing the wearer to breathe in clean air. They are commonly used in situations where there are airborne contaminants present, such as dust, fumes, or chemicals. This type of respirator is suitable for most work tasks that require respiratory protection but do not involve oxygen-deficient or immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) environments.

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  • 20. 

    Air Purifying Respirators remove contaminants by...

    • A.

      Providing a souce of clean air that is independent from the environment.

    • B.

      Filtering, absorbing, adsorbing or chemically reacting with the contaminants as they pass through the filter or cartridge.

    Correct Answer
    B. Filtering, absorbing, adsorbing or chemically reacting with the contaminants as they pass through the filter or cartridge.
    Explanation
    Air Purifying Respirators remove contaminants by filtering, absorbing, adsorbing, or chemically reacting with the contaminants as they pass through the filter or cartridge.

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  • 21. 

    What type of APR is to be worn per BEC / BECi's policy when in a remediation containment area during removal processes?

    • A.

      N95, P95 - voluntary use per the user's discretion

    • B.

      1/2 or full face with HEPA filters

    • C.

      1/2 or full face with Organic Vapor Cartridges and HEPA filters

    • D.

      1/2 or full face with Acid Gas Cartridges and HEPA filters

    • E.

      Full face only with HEPA filters and a cartridge that is appropriate for the vapors and gases in the space

    Correct Answer
    B. 1/2 or full face with HEPA filters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1/2 or full face with HEPA filters. This means that according to BEC / BECi's policy, when in a remediation containment area during removal processes, individuals should wear either a 1/2 face mask or a full face mask that is equipped with HEPA filters. This type of mask is specifically designed to filter out harmful particles and contaminants in the air, providing a higher level of protection for the wearer.

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  • 22. 

    What type of APR is to be worn per BEC / BECi's policy when in a remediation containment area during chemical cleaning processes?

    • A.

      N95, P95 - voluntary use per the user's discretion

    • B.

      1/2 or full face with HEPA filters

    • C.

      1/2 or full face with Organic Vapor Cartridges and HEPA filters

    • D.

      1/2 or full face with Acid Gas Cartridges and HEPA filters

    • E.

      Full face only with HEPA filters and a cartridge that is appropriate for the vapors and gases in the space

    Correct Answer
    D. 1/2 or full face with Acid Gas Cartridges and HEPA filters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1/2 or full face with Acid Gas Cartridges and HEPA filters. This is because when in a remediation containment area during chemical cleaning processes, there may be acid gases present that need to be filtered out. Therefore, using a mask with acid gas cartridges along with HEPA filters will provide the necessary protection.

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  • 23. 

    What type of APR is to be worn per BEC / BECi's policy when doing general investigations in areas where there is no specific reported microbial problem?

    • A.

      N95, P95 - voluntary use per the user's discretion

    • B.

      1/2 or full face with HEPA

    • C.

      1/2 or full face with Organic Vapor Cartridges and HEPA filters

    • D.

      1/2 or full face with Acid Gas Cartridges and HEPA filters

    • E.

      Full face only with HEPA filters and a cartridge that is appropriate for the vapors and gases in the space

    Correct Answer
    A. N95, P95 - voluntary use per the user's discretion
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that wearing N95 or P95 APR (Air-Purifying Respirator) is optional and left to the user's discretion when conducting general investigations in areas without any specific reported microbial problem. This means that the policy does not require mandatory use of these respirators in such situations, but individuals can choose to use them if they feel it is necessary for their own safety.

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  • 24. 

    What type of APR is to be worn per BEC / BECi's policy when doing general investigations in attics and areas where there is very likely an elevated level of particulate and possibly other contaminants. 

    • A.

      N95, P95 - voluntary use per the user's discretion

    • B.

      1/2 or full face with HEPA

    • C.

      1/2 or full face with Organic Vapor Cartridges and HEPA filters

    • D.

      1/2 or full face with Acid Gas Cartridges and HEPA filters

    • E.

      Full face only with HEPA filters and a cartridge that is appropriate for the vapors and gases in the space

    Correct Answer
    A. N95, P95 - voluntary use per the user's discretion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is N95, P95 - voluntary use per the user's discretion. This means that according to BEC/ BECi's policy, individuals can choose to wear N95 or P95 APR (Air-Purifying Respirator) masks when conducting general investigations in attics and areas with potentially high levels of particulate and contaminants. The decision to wear these masks is left to the discretion of the user, indicating that it is not mandatory but recommended for personal protection.

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  • 25. 

    Color coding of cartridges allows easy identification of the type of cartridge and is standardized.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The color coding of cartridges allows for easy identification of the type of cartridge and is standardized. This means that different types of cartridges can be easily distinguished from one another based on their color, making it convenient for users to select the right cartridge for their needs. The standardization ensures that the color coding system is consistent and universally understood, further enhancing its effectiveness in facilitating quick and accurate identification.

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  • 26. 

    Organic Vapor / HEPA filtration cartridges will be color-coded as ...

    • A.

      Black label with Magenta stripe

    • B.

      Yellow label

    • C.

      Magenta

    Correct Answer
    A. Black label with Magenta stripe
    Explanation
    Organic Vapor / HEPA filtration cartridges are color-coded as black label with Magenta stripe. This color coding system is used to easily identify the type of filtration cartridge and the specific contaminants it can filter. The black label signifies that it is an organic vapor cartridge, while the Magenta stripe indicates that it also has HEPA filtration capabilities. This combination of filtration is suitable for filtering organic vapors and particulate matter, providing comprehensive protection against airborne contaminants.

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  • 27. 

    Warning signs of the need to change cartridges or check the fit of your respirator include:

    • A.

      There are no waring signs, you do it purely according to the time the respirator has been worn with that cartridge in place

    • B.

      Breathing gets harder, odor, taste or respiratory irritation from chemical or particulate is detected

    • C.

      The color of the repirator cartridge changes

    Correct Answer
    B. Breathing gets harder, odor, taste or respiratory irritation from chemical or particulate is detected
    Explanation
    The correct answer is breathing gets harder, odor, taste or respiratory irritation from chemical or particulate is detected. This answer is supported by the warning signs mentioned in the question. It states that when the cartridges need to be changed or the fit of the respirator needs to be checked, breathing becomes more difficult and there may be the presence of odor, taste, or respiratory irritation caused by chemicals or particulates. This indicates that the cartridges may be reaching their limit and need to be replaced.

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  • 28. 

    In case of a respirator failure while in an area requiring respirator use...

    • A.

      Leave the area and check fit for proper face seal (positive and negative test), check for damaged or missing parts, replace cartridges if necessary, then reenter the space and evaluate if the problem has been resolved.

    • B.

      Continue work until the end of the time needed to be in the area, then check respirator fit for proper face seal (positive and negative test), check for damaged or missing parts, replace cartridges if necessary

    • C.

      Correct the problem immediately without leaving the area to prevent cross contamination issues

    Correct Answer
    A. Leave the area and check fit for proper face seal (positive and negative test), check for damaged or missing parts, replace cartridges if necessary, then reenter the space and evaluate if the problem has been resolved.
    Explanation
    If there is a respirator failure while in an area requiring respirator use, the correct action is to leave the area and check the fit for a proper face seal. This should be done through a positive and negative test. Additionally, one should check for any damaged or missing parts and replace cartridges if necessary. After taking these steps, the individual can reenter the space and evaluate if the problem has been resolved. This approach ensures the safety of the individual by addressing the issue and preventing potential cross-contamination.

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  • 29. 

    Medical Evaluation should include:

    • A.

      Pulmonary test only

    • B.

      Questionnaire and any tests the physician determines necessary

    • C.

      Review by Safety Officer without need for a physician's review.

    Correct Answer
    B. Questionnaire and any tests the physician determines necessary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "questionnaire and any tests the physician determines necessary." This is because medical evaluation should not only include a pulmonary test, but also a questionnaire and any additional tests that the physician deems necessary. This comprehensive approach ensures that all relevant information is gathered and considered in order to make an accurate assessment of the individual's medical condition. The involvement of the physician is crucial in determining which tests are needed based on the individual's specific circumstances.

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  • 30. 

    Respirator Fit Test...

    • A.

      Done by physician

    • B.

      Can not be done until successful medical evaluation has been completed

    • C.

      Is done only one time for each type of respirator to be used

    Correct Answer
    B. Can not be done until successful medical evaluation has been completed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can not be done until successful medical evaluation has been completed". This means that a respirator fit test cannot be conducted until an individual has undergone a successful medical evaluation. This is important because the evaluation helps determine if the individual is physically fit to wear a respirator and if there are any health conditions that may affect their ability to use it safely. Only after the medical evaluation has been completed can the fit test be conducted to ensure that the respirator fits properly and provides adequate protection.

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  • 31. 

    Respirator Fit test includes...

    • A.

      Use of the make and model of respirator that will be worn, or a similar type of respirator in the same size

    • B.

      Use of the make, model and size of respirator that will be worn, use of a challenge agent such as irritant smoke to confirm seal is being maintained while going through a series of movements and exercises that approximate work activity movements

    Correct Answer
    B. Use of the make, model and size of respirator that will be worn, use of a challenge agent such as irritant smoke to confirm seal is being maintained while going through a series of movements and exercises that approximate work activity movements
    Explanation
    The Respirator Fit test includes using the specific make, model, and size of the respirator that will be worn. Additionally, a challenge agent such as irritant smoke is used to ensure that the seal of the respirator is being maintained. This is done while the individual goes through a series of movements and exercises that simulate work activity movements.

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  • 32. 

    Positive and negative pressure fit should be done...

    • A.

      During annual fit testing only

    • B.

      Everytime the respirator is donned

    • C.

      Once a week

    Correct Answer
    B. Everytime the respirator is donned
    Explanation
    Positive and negative pressure fit should be done every time the respirator is donned because the fit of the respirator can change depending on factors such as facial movements, sweat, and facial hair growth. By performing the fit test every time the respirator is worn, it ensures that the respirator maintains a proper seal and provides the necessary protection against airborne contaminants. This regular fit testing helps to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the respirator in protecting the wearer.

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  • 33. 

    If fit testing was done without glasses or facial hair, then respirator can not be worn with these.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    If fit testing was done without glasses or facial hair, it means that the respirator was tested for a proper fit on a person who did not have glasses or facial hair at the time of testing. Therefore, if someone were to wear glasses or have facial hair while using the respirator, it would not fit properly and may not provide adequate protection. Hence, the statement is true.

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  • 34. 

    Per OSHA facial hair is not allowed to be worn with respirators, including stubble.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    According to OSHA regulations, it is not allowed to wear facial hair with respirators, including stubble. This is because facial hair may interfere with the proper seal of the respirator against the face, which can compromise its effectiveness in protecting against hazardous substances. Therefore, the correct answer is TRUE.

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  • 35. 

    Each respirator wearer, whenever wearing a respira must always have on them their identification card which states the type, model,and size of respirator as well as date of medical and of fit test.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that each respirator wearer must always have their identification card with them. This card contains important information such as the type, model, and size of the respirator, as well as the date of the medical and fit test. Having this information readily available ensures that the wearer is using the correct respirator and that it has been properly tested and fitted for their use.

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  • 36. 

    Maintenance of respirators...

    • A.

      Includes visual inspection prior to each use, annual inspection by Safety Officer, replacement of defective, worn or missing parts, cleaning after each use and periodic full cleaning, proper storage

    • B.

      Must only be done if the respirator is used in confined spaces

    • C.

      Is to be done by the company

    Correct Answer
    A. Includes visual inspection prior to each use, annual inspection by Safety Officer, replacement of defective, worn or missing parts, cleaning after each use and periodic full cleaning, proper storage
    Explanation
    The maintenance of respirators includes several steps such as visual inspection prior to each use, annual inspection by a Safety Officer, replacement of any defective, worn or missing parts, cleaning after each use, periodic full cleaning, and proper storage. These measures ensure that the respirator is in good working condition, free from any damage or wear, and clean for safe and effective use. It is the responsibility of the company to carry out these maintenance tasks to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees.

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