Article: “Lead-Based Paint Awareness, Work Practices, and Compliance
During Residential Construction and Renovation”
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JEH Quiz #6 Answers
The most common source of lead exposure among the general public in the U.S. is
from naturally occurring sources.
lead-contaminated food items.
The study in this article utilized the following survey methods to collect data:
A mailed written survey to contractors.
A mailed written survey to local residents.
Direct observation of contractors conducting work on residential properties.
All of the above.
Both a and b.
According to a survey published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), __ of housing built between 1960 and 1977 contains lead-based paint.
According to the HUD survey, which two regions of the U.S. have a greater prevalence of lead-paint hazards?
The Northeast and South.
The West and South.
The Northeast and Midwest.
The Midwest and West.
The study in this article aimed to understand the awareness, attitudes, and beliefs about lead hazards among residential contractors and local government regulators.
A total of __ contractor companies in the study area were randomly selected to receive a survey.
The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety has ranked construction work as the __ most common job classification with workers having elevated blood lead levels.
In New Jersey, significant blood lead levels in the construction and renovation trade workers have increased __ since 2001.
The survey response rate for contractors and local residents was __ and __, respectively.
The most common task/work practice observed during site visits was
the application of fresh new layers of paint.
dry scraping and manual sanding.
all of the above.
The most observed poor hygiene habit observed during site visits was
washing work clothes at home.
not washing hands before eating, drinking, or smoking.
using a Shop-Vac without the appropriate filter.
wearing work shoes home.
The difference between the survey results and the field observations may suggest that contractor perception of risk does not match the reality of risk.