1. (20 pts) What are five components of an effective industrial hygiene program?
Management commitment to employee safety, hazard recognition and identification, exposure evaluation and risk assessment, control and mitigation including employee training and education, and audit or program evaluation.
2. (8 pts) Explain why it is important to determine whether training can solve a safety problem.
An effective training program can reduce the number of injuries and deaths, property damage, legal liability, illnesses, workers' compensation claims, and missed time from work. An effective safety training program can also help a trainer keep the required OSHA-mandated safety training courses organized and up-to-date.
Safety training classes help establish a safety culture in which employees themselves help promote proper safety procedures while on the job. It is important that new employees be properly trained and embrace the importance of workplace safety as it is easy for seasoned workers to negatively influence the new hires. That negative influence however, can be purged with the establishment of new, hands-on, innovative effective safety training which will ultimately lead to an effective safety culture. A 1998 NIOSH study concluded that the role of training in developing and maintaining effective hazard control activities is a proven and successful method of intervention
3. (4 pt) Why is it important to have a written procedure for sampling methods?
It is important to have written procedures so employees know where to sample, whom to sample, when to sample, how long to sample, what to note during sampling, how many samples to take, when to stop monitoring, and who should conduct the sampling.
4. (12 pts) List three examples of what a certified industrial hygienist can do to earn certification maintenance points.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the American Conference of