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MASTERPIECE2020

Industrial hygiene

QUESTIONS 6-9  must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 1

  1. The final standard issued by OSHA for benzene was published in __________.

    1970

    1972

    1974

    1978

8 points

 

 

Question 2

  1. The scientist whose early work resulted in sweeping regulatory reforms was __________.
    Dr. Alice Hamilton
    Morton Corn
    William B. Wilson
    Dr. Ernest Brown

8 points

Question 3

  1. Regarding the Environmental Protection Agency, which of the following statements is TRUE?
    OSHA is the only federal agency that publishes exposure limits.
    The EPA was founded in 1972.
    EPA limits are legally enforceable.
    The EPA publishes exposure limits under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

8 points

Question 4

  1. The OSHA citation issued to the American Smelting and Refining Company involved exposure to __________.
    Lead
    Asbestos
    Benzene
    Methylene Chloride

8 points

Question 5

  1. Which of the following is TRUE regarding OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard?
    The Respiratory Protection Program must be managed by a licensed medical professional.
    Medical approval is only required for half-face respirators.
    Parts of the original Respiratory Protection Standard were taken from an ANSI standard.
    OSHA only recognizes quantitative fit-tests.

 

Question 6

  1. Describe OSHA’s standard setting process, and explain the impact of the benzene decision.

    Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use  source material for your response. All sources used,  must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 7

  1. Describe how the Environmental Protection Agency started and discuss the agency’s primary functions.

    Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 8

  1. Explain what is meant by the term hierarchy of controls, and give an example of each type of control.

    Your response should be at least 200 words in length

 

Question 9

  1. Discuss how OSHA uses feasibility to publicly issue its safety standards.

    Your response should be at least 200 words in length

10

Industrial hygiene is defined as including the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of the various types of hazards in the workplace. Please discuss the significance of the anticipation and recognition phases using an example from your workplace or some type of business with which you are familiar. How would you suggest another person find what they need to know in order to understand the hazards common to that type of work? Give specific sources as examples.

 

 

11 Suppose you are an accountant for a large publicly traded company. You discover an error in the financial records that makes the company look more profitable. Explain how the practical rule discussed in the textbook would be applied to this situation, and discuss how you might handle the situation using the practical rule.