The Industrial Ergonomics Quiz! Trivia

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The Industrial Ergonomics Quiz! Trivia

Do you know anything about industrial ergonomics? Do you suppose you can conquer this quiz? Industrial ergonomics is the relationship between the work environment and the employees working on it. It is formally the study of improving the dynamics between the physical demands of the workplace and the employees who perform the work. Taking this quiz will help you see how much you know about industrial ergonomics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In an industrial setting, a pro-active ergonomic approach leads to...
    • A. 

      A reduction in work-related injuries

    • B. 

      Increased productivity

    • C. 

      Reduced lost time and absenteeism

    • D. 

      Reduce physical/mental stress

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      On the task

    • B. 

      On worker characteristics

    • C. 

      On the price

    • D. 

      On the task and the worker characteristics

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Tools can be a problem when they:
    • A. 

      Are heavy

    • B. 

      Require static work

    • C. 

      Do not allow for neutral postures

    • D. 

      Have handles that are too big/small for worker’s hands

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a tool risk factor for circulatory injuries?
    • A. 

      Tool handles that are too short and dig into the palm of the hand

    • B. 

      The tool is adjustable and has finger groves

    • C. 

      The tool has overhead suspension, finger grooves and is easy to use

    • D. 

      The tool allows for neutral postures, is easy to use, is selected to fit the workers hand and is appropriate for the job

    • E. 

      The tool is easy to use, is appropriate for the job and the cheapest

  • 5. 
    What are the BEST ergonomic considerations for hand tool design?
    • A. 

      The tool is easy to use, the cheapest and the lightest

    • B. 

      The tool is adjustable and has finger groves

    • C. 

      The tool has overhead suspension, finger grooves and is easy to use

    • D. 

      The tool allows for neutral postures, is easy to use, is selected to fit the workers hand and is appropriate for the job

    • E. 

      The tool is easy to use, is appropriate for the job and the cheapest

  • 6. 
    If a heavy tool (i.e., 15 kg) is handled all day it should ...
    • A. 

      Be held by the operator using gloves

    • B. 

      Be set down by the operator at least once an hour

    • C. 

      Not be totally supported by the worker (ie. suspend it from ceiling)

    • D. 

      Have the handles wrapped with rubber

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Gloves may be harmful because they...
    • A. 

      Cause a decrease in feeling

    • B. 

      Cause the operator to use more grip force than necessary

    • C. 

      May not fit properly

    • D. 

      Reduce traction/friction

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    How can you reduce injury due to vibration?
    • A. 

      Reduce the power of the tool

    • B. 

      Incorporate articulating arms

    • C. 

      Take the tool weight out of the operators hands

    • D. 

      Install cork, plastic or rubber on the handles

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which statement is true about static work vs. rest?
    • A. 

      Oxygen supply increases and oxygen demand increases

    • B. 

      Oxygen supply decreases and oxygen demand stays the same

    • C. 

      Oxygen supply decreases and oxygen demand increases

    • D. 

      Oxygen supply increases and oxygen demand stays the same

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which statement is true about dynamic work vs. rest?
    • A. 

      Oxygen supply increases and oxygen demand increases

    • B. 

      Oxygen supply decreases and oxygen demand stays the same

    • C. 

      Oxygen supply decreases and oxygen demand increases

    • D. 

      Oxygen supply increases and oxygen demand stays the same

    • E. 

      None of the above