Ergonomics Awareness Education Training QUIZ

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Phone: ____________________

Email: _____________________

Supervisor: _________________

Date: ______________________

For each of the following 22 questions, please circle true or false.
Questions are on both the front and back of the page.
1)

The goal of ergonomics is to create jobs, tools, equipment
and workplaces that fit people, rather than making people
adapt to fit them.

TRUE

FALSE

2)

A broken bone is an example of a WMSD (Work Related
Musculoskeletal Disorder.

TRUE

FALSE

3)

A severe WMSD can be a pretty serious, and some even
require surgery.

TRUE

FALSE

4)

Tingling or burning sensations may be symptoms of a
WMSD.

TRUE

FALSE

5)

You definitely won’t get a WMSD if you are exposed to
risk factors for 15 minutes, even if it adds up to hours of
exposure over the day.

TRUE

FALSE

6)

A good posture is one that places the most amount of
stress on your joints and muscles.

TRUE

FALSE

7)

Repetitively lifting your arms up overhead can lead to a
shoulder or elbow WMSD.

TRUE

FALSE

8)

Working with your neck bent forward too far can place
strain on the neck muscles, especially if you hold this
position for a long period of time.

TRUE

FALSE

9)

Working while bent over places very little strain on the
muscles in your back.

TRUE

FALSE

TRUE

FALSE

10) Bent wrists are not a risk for injury when combined with

11) Raising the height of a workstation or display can help eliminate the risk of awkward postures. TRUE FALSE . TRUE FALSE 14) Using two hands instead of one does nothing to reduce the grip force you need to use to handle objects. TRUE FALSE 18) Repetitive lifting is not as hazardous as heavy lifting. TRUE FALSE 19) Try to store heavy items above your shoulders or on the floor. TRUE FALSE 17) The load on the low back when lifting something heavy can strain the muscles and eventually damage the disks in your spine. TRUE FALSE 13) One of the best ways to reduce grip forces is to use pinch grips instead of power grips wherever possible. TRUE FALSE 15) Making the same motion repeatedly can cause a lot of wear and tear on the joints being used. TRUE FALSE 22) Early treatment for WMSDs is often very simple and successful. TRUE FALSE 20) You shouldn’t report symptoms if your symptoms include numbness or tingling. TRUE FALSE 21) Make sure you don’t tell your supervisor about your symptoms.high hand forces or repetitive motions. the damage can just keep building up. TRUE FALSE 16) Improving your posture won’t help to reduce the risk of injury from intensive keying. TRUE FALSE 12) Gripping or squeezing using high hand force can strain the muscles in your hands and arms as well as the tendons that attach the muscles to bones. and if you don’t rest to allow time for them to heal.