Workplace Safety Quiz by F3514Gb


                       Question One

What is the most common injury that occurs in the

                          a.   Back Pain
                          b.   Heat Burn
                          c.   Sprains
                          d.   Puncture Wounds

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                              Answer: c. Sprains

Sprains account for approximately        Managing a Sprain:
42% of all workplace injuries.           • Ice the area effected for at least
                                           30 minutes, within the first three or
Sprains are caused when excessive          for hours of the injury.
stress is placed on a joint, where       • Remove constricting clothing or
                                           jewelry that is around the joint.
two bones are connected together         • Elevate the injured area.
by a ligament, causing the               • Consult a doctor if it is necessary
ligament to stretch or tear.               and appropriate to take an over-
                                           the-counter pain killer.
Areas to watch out for:                  • Do not apply any unnecessary
 - Knees                                   stress to the injured area.
- Ankles         To avoid sprains:
- Wrists         • Use mechanical lifting devices whenever
- Fingers             possible.
                 • Divide heavy loads into lighter loads.
                 • Bend the knees, not the back, when lifting.
                 • Carry loads close to the body.
                 • Avoid twisting abruptly while turning.

                                               *Statistics are based off 2005 data from Injury Facts®2007
                      Question Three

Office employees are twice as likely to fall at
work compared to non-office workers

          a. True
          b. False
                                   Answer: a. True

•   Falls are the most common accident for office employees.
•   Falls are the second most common accident in all workplace settings next to
    transportation accidents.
•   Falls are the cause of 14.3% of all work-related injury or death.
•   Falls account for 20.3% of all days away from work due to injury.

To Avoid Falls Around the Office:
• Remember to close cabinets and drawers when you are done with them.
• File rough edges on desks and cabinets, or cover them with duct tape to soften
   the corners.
• Place office supplies such as staplers, or calculators away from the edges of
   your desk.
• Be careful when stacking paper, boxes, or other materials on top of cabinets.
• Make sure to keep limited clutter around the office and make sure it is clean.
• Wear footwear with slip-resistant soles.
• Clean up any spills as soon as possible.

                                                *Statistics are based off 2005 data from Injury Facts®2007
                     Question Four

What is the average number of days of work
missed due to repetitive motion injuries?

            a. 4
            b. 7
            c. 12
            d. 19

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                                    Answer: d. 19

-    Repetitive motion injuries most often injure
                                                           Causes of repetitive
     the wrist                                             motion injuries:
-    45% of all repetitive motion injuries occur in        • Repetitive movement of
     manufacturing jobs.                                     the hand
To Avoid repetitive motion injuries…                       • Forceful grasping or
•    Work at a sensible pace.                                pinching of tools or other
•    Remember to take adequate breaks to
                                                           • Awkward positions of the
     stretch and relax your muscles.
                                                              hand and wrist
•    If typing on a keyboard, be sure to have              • Cutting
     adequate ergonomic-safeguards.                        • Small parts assembly
•    Make sure to use tools, machines or                   • Finishing
     equipment in a way that won’t cause strain            • Sewing
     over time.                                            • Cleaning
•    Search for ways to work that will                     • Use of vibrating tools
     accommodate your needs. Don’t try to force            • Large amount of typing
     your work patterns to fit the job.
                                                 *Statistics are based off 2005 data from Injury Facts®2007
             Question Five

PPE stands for…
     a. People for Proactive Employment
     b. Pepperoni Pizza Eaters
     c. Police Protection and Enforcement
     d. Personal Protective Equipment
                            Answer: d. Personal
                            Protective Equipment
• PPE is needed for any job that requires exposure to potentially hazardous
• This includes weather, noise, extreme heat or cold, working around
   chemicals, working around machinery, and any other similar situation.
• If you wear a hard hat, make sure it fits properly and that the suspension is
   adjusted correctly.
• Keep protective glasses or goggles clean and store them properly to avoid
  scratches or other damage. It’s always a good idea to have a spare pair
• If you’re in a noisy environment, use ear plugs or ear muffs.
• Keep hands and fingers safe by removing all jewelry before you start work.
• Use the right gloves for the job.
• If you work with chemicals, cleaning solvents, etc., make sure to wear gloves
  and protective clothing that resists chemicals.
• Never use a respirator that doesn’t fit securely, has become clogged or
  damaged, or one through which you can smell contaminants.
• Get in step with safety. Wear the right safety footwear, and have it fitted by an
  expert. The ANSI-Z41 label inside means your footwear meets recognized safety

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