Respirator Training Quiz
Choose the best answer to each question.
1. Why would one wear a respirator?
To comply with federal work regulations.
To alarm co-workers.
To keep chemicals away from the mouth.
To protect one’s lungs from damaging chemicals or particulates.
2. Which type of respirator should be used in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere?
3. Why is it so important to protect the lungs and airways?
Breathing works the chest muscles.
Lung tissues are delicate & exchange CO2 for vital oxygen.
It isn’t important.
None of the above.
4. Name three classes of respiratory hazard.
Oxygen-enriched atmosphere, cyanide and ammonia.
Biological agents, tuberculosis and asbestosis.
Oxygen deficiency, toxic contaminants and biological agents.
Toxic contaminants, gas vapors and wood fibers.
5. Why do we have respirator training?
OSHA requires that training be provided to workers whose jobs require them to use and maintain respirators.
EPA recommends it to counter air pollution.
DEA suggests it to avoid accidentally inhaling cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine.
DOD requires it as a matter of civil defense.
6. How should a respirator be stored?
Put it away clean & dry in a sealed bag away from temperature extremes.
Leave it in the contaminated area.
You should keep your respirator with you at all times.
Toss it in the back of the work truck or locker.
7. What determines which type of respirator should be used?
The EPA handbook.
What the employer can afford.
What feels best on the employee.
The Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of the contaminant to be protected against.
8. Why do you do positive and negative fit checks?
To unclog the filters
To check that the respirator seals to your face properly when breathing in and breathing out.
To check that the filter cartridges aren’t busted.
To see that you can breathe in a respirator.
9. Which passes or fails the fit test?
The respirator user.
The respirator itself.
10. Why can’t a fit test be done if the user has facial hair in the seal path of the respirator?
The mask crimps the hair.
Hair and sweat make the mask more uncomfortable to wear.
The hair creates gaps that contaminated air can pass through and harm the user.
The elastomeric facepiece affects the color of the beard where they touch.