Back Safety Trivia Questions

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Back Safety Quizzes & Trivia

Directions:  Read each statement carefully and choose the response that most fully answers the question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is easier on the back to:
    • A. 

      Push a heavy item

    • B. 

      Pull a heavy item

    • C. 

      Lift a heavy item

    • D. 

      Carry a heavy item

  • 2. 
    The way to sleep that places the least amount of strain on the back is:
    • A. 

      On a firm mattress and thin pillow, on your stomach

    • B. 

      On a firm mattress and thin pillow, flat on your back or on your side

    • C. 

      Flat on your back or on your side

    • D. 

      On your stomach

  • 3. 
    When you must stand to do your job:
    • A. 

      Tuck the head back and keep shoulders relaxed

    • B. 

      Stand with feet about one foot apart

    • C. 

      Use a small footstool and change sides frequently

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    A back support should:
    • A. 

      Be at least 9 inches wide

    • B. 

      Have two closures and a slip resistant material on inside surface

    • C. 

      Have suspenders and a place to hold tools

    • D. 

      Have two closures

  • 5. 
    Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day:
    • A. 

      May be substituted with juice, soda pop, or coffee

    • B. 

      Is not necessary

    • C. 

      Reduces the chances of a tearing type injury

    • D. 

      Maintains the proper fluid balance in the body

  • 6. 
    Most workplace back injuries occur:
    • A. 

      Within the first two hours of a shift

    • B. 

      Within the last two hours of a shift

    • C. 

      Close to break periods

    • D. 

      During the first two months of a new job

  • 7. 
    The best lifting technique is:
    • A. 

      (1) Pull load close to body, (2) back straight, (3) knees bent, feet apart

    • B. 

      (1) Feet apart and knees bent, (2) back straight, (3) keep load close to body

    • C. 

      (1) Feet apart and knees bent, (2) lift with legs, (4) keep load close to body and back straight, (5) turn by moving feet, not the body

    • D. 

      (1) Back straight, (2) feet apart, (3) knees bent, (4) lift with legs

  • 8. 
    A proper back support:
    • A. 

      Eliminates the need for back safety training

    • B. 

      Reminds the wearer to lift with the legs

    • C. 

      Provides adequate support for lifting heavy items

    • D. 

      Is only as good as the body mechanics of the person wearing it

  • 9. 
    If you are in a hurry and a heavy item must be moved to another location:
    • A. 

      Use good body mechanics and a back support and carefully lift and move the item

    • B. 

      Apply a back support and carefully lift and move the item

    • C. 

      Evaluate the lift. If you need another person to help, find someone

    • D. 

      Use good body mechanics and carefully lift the item

  • 10. 
    Stretching-type exercises can help make the back:
    • A. 

      Stronger

    • B. 

      More flexible

    • C. 

      More resistant to injuries

    • D. 

      All of the above