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How to Comply with the Air Quality in Ethylene Oxide Plants


Quiz Questions

1.Ethylene Oxide (Ethylene oxide (EtO)) is used extensively by hospitals and other industries as a sterilizing agent.
True
False
2. Ethylene Oxide (Ethylene oxide (EtO)) is a _______________________ gas which is both flammable and highly reactive.
Colorless, odorless
Pale blue, odorless
3. Short-term exposures to ethylene oxide Ethylene oxide (EtO) can cause respiratory irritation and lung injury, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
True
False
4. There are _____________ types of Ethylene oxide (EtO) monitoring available for determining levels of Ethylene oxide (EtO) in a workplace.
Two
Three
Four
5. ______________________ involves measuring a person’s exposure to Ethylene oxide (EtO) by testing the air that the person (an employee) would breathe regardless of where the person moves in the workplace.
Personal monitoring
Area monitoring
6. A wall-mounted emergency alert system used for area monitoring is one example of a direct-reading area monitor.
True
False
7. If an employee’s 8-hour sample result is equal to or lesser than the action level, the employer must start certain required activities such as exposure monitoring and medical surveillance.
True
False
8. The action level for ethylene oxide( Ethylene oxide (EtO) ) is___________________.
0.5 ppm
1 ppm
9. The 8-hour PEL for Ethylene oxide (EtO) is _____________.
0.5 ppm
1 ppm
10.The 15-minute Excursion Limit for Ethylene oxide (EtO) is 0.5 ppm.
True
False
11. When carrying out initial monitoring, you must collect both 8-hour samples (full work shift) and 15-minute samples (short-term). At least one sample of each type is required for each work shift, each job classification and in each work area of the workplace.
True
False
12. Table 1 represents the ________________________________ .
Schedule for OSHA Exposure Monitoring
Requirements for Discontinuing Monitoring
13.OSHA considers a voice-activated system as one of the alert methods acceptable for an Ethylene oxide (EtO) monitoring system.
True
False
14. An action triggered by the air sampling process is represented in ________________________.
Table 3
Table 4
15. Commercially available alarms that monitor Ethylene oxide (EtO) levels and use both visual and sound alarms can alert employees in noisy or crowded areas when the level of Ethylene oxide (EtO) is higher than it should be.
True
False