Asbestos Management Quiz

Asbestos Management Quiz

January 21, 2014
  1. How do I properly dispose of asbestos waste?
    A. Break into small pieces and disperse into air
    B. Place asbestos waste in black plastic bag, label as asbestos, and dispose in trash
    C. Place asbestos waste in asbestos bag, label, and bring to waste yard
    D. Dispose of as normal garbage
  2. Which of the following ALL commonly contain asbestos?
    A. Concrete, plaster, fiberglass, and roofing
    B. Drywall, PVC piping, mastics, and ceiling tile
    C. Fireproofing, pipe insulation, floor tile, and transite
    D. All of the above
  3. What are the health hazards associated with asbestos?
    A. Lung cancer
    B. Mesothelioma
    C. Asbestosis
    D. All of the above
  4. Describe a proper asbestos disposal bag.
    A. Clear, seamless, 6 mil thickness with DOT label
    B. Clear, seamless, 10 mil thickness with OSHA label
    C. Black, seamless, 10 mil thickness with OSHA label
    D. Yellow, seamless, 6 mil thickness labeled “Asbestos”
  5. What is the Cal/OSHA PEL-TWA for airborne asbestos?
    A. 0.01 f/cc over an 8 hour TWA
    B. 0.1 f/cc over an 8 hour TWA/li>
    C. 1.0 f/cc over an 8 hour TWA
    D. 10 f/cc over a 30 minute excursion limit
  6. What are some common types of asbestos?
    A. Amosite, Chrysotile, and Crocidolite
    B. Silica, Quartz, and Mica
    C. Aragganite, Perilite, and Flinstone
    D. All of the above
  7. What is the minimum respiratory protection required when working with asbestos?
    A. No respiratory protection is required
    B. A dusk mask
    C. A half-face respirator with HEPA cartridges
    D. Self-contained breathing apparatus
  8. What is the main route of exposure of asbestos fibers?
    A. Injection
    B. Dermal contact
    C. Inhalation
    D. Ingestion
  9. What are some common properties of asbestos?
    A. Thermal insulating
    B. Electrically non-conductive
    C. Structural integrity
    D. a and c above
    E. All of the above
  10. What is the difference between chronic versus acute symptoms?
    A. Acute symptoms occur over a period of time after initial exposure whereas chronic symptoms occur shortly after exposure
    B. Acute symptoms are more severe than chronic symptoms
    C. Chronic symptoms are more severe than acute symptoms
    D. Chronic symptoms occur over a period of time after initial exposure whereas acute symptoms occur shortly after exposure
  11. Asbestos related diseases have:
    A. No latency period
    B. a 20 to 30 year latency period
    C. a 10 to 20 year latency period
    D. a 1 to 10 year latency period

Answers

  1. C. All asbestos should be properly labeled and disposed of at the EH&S Waste Facility.
  2. C. Fiberglass and PVC piping do not contain asbestos.
  3. D. All the above are health hazards associated with asbestos.
  4. A. A DOT label is required when transporting asbestos. The asbestos bag should be clear.
  5. B. The Cal/OSHA PEL-TWA is 0.1 f/cc over an 8 hour TWA.
  6. A. Flintstone, Perilite and Aragganite do not contain asbestos. Silica, Quartz and Mica do not contain asbestos.
  7. C. A half face respirator with HEPA cartridge is the minimum respiratory protection required when working with asbestos.
  8. C. Asbestos fibers are mainly an inhalation hazard.
  9. E. All of the above are properties of asbestos.
  10. D. Chronic symptoms are long term effects where acute symptoms are generally irritating effects associated with exposure.
  11. B. Asbestos related diseases have a latency period of 20 to 30 years.

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