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In work environment injuries such as back injuries to an employee leads to a loss of manpower and reduced productivity. It is for these reasons that most employers give first aid and safety education to their workers. The quiz below will test your knowledge on how best to lift objects and reduce chances of back injuries.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Before attempting to lift a load, you should:

    • A.

      Size up or evaluate the load

    • B.

      Clear the pathway

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    Before attempting to lift a load, it is important to size up or evaluate the load to determine if it is within your capacity and if any special precautions need to be taken. Clearing the pathway ensures that there are no obstacles or hazards that could cause accidents or hinder the lifting process. Therefore, both actions are necessary steps to ensure safe and successful lifting.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not a common back injury?

    • A.

      Dislocated vertebrae

    • B.

      Strained muscle

    • C.

      Sprained or torn ligament

    • D.

      Bulging disk

    Correct Answer
    A. Dislocated vertebrae
    Explanation
    Dislocated vertebrae is not a common back injury because a dislocation refers to the displacement of a bone from its normal position at a joint, whereas back injuries commonly involve muscles, ligaments, and disks. Dislocated vertebrae are more severe and less common than other types of back injuries, often resulting from high-impact accidents or trauma.

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  • 3. 

    Back injuries represent a minor cause of lost work time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Back injuries are the most frequent cause of lost work time after the common cold!

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  • 4. 

    Poor posture can cause back pain by disrupting the back's natural curves.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Poor posture can cause back pain because it disrupts the natural curves of the back. The spine has three natural curves: the cervical curve in the neck, the thoracic curve in the upper back, and the lumbar curve in the lower back. When someone has poor posture, such as slouching or hunching over, these curves can become exaggerated or flattened, putting strain on the muscles, ligaments, and discs of the back. This can lead to muscle imbalances, increased pressure on the spinal discs, and overall discomfort and pain in the back. Therefore, poor posture is indeed a cause of back pain.

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  • 5. 

    Lifting with your legs is necessary only when attempting to lift heavy loads.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Lifting incorrectly, even with light loads, constitutes back abuse.

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  • 6. 

    A "weekend warrior" might incur a back injury because his or her back is not properly conditioned for strenuous work.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A "weekend warrior" refers to someone who is typically sedentary during the week but engages in intense physical activity or sports on the weekends. Since their back is not regularly exposed to strenuous work, it is not properly conditioned for such activities. As a result, they are more likely to incur a back injury due to the sudden strain and lack of conditioning. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    When conducting a team lift, the first thing you should do is designate a lift leader to help coordinate the lift to keep all participants safe.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When conducting a team lift, designating a lift leader is crucial to ensure the safety of all participants. The lift leader's role is to coordinate the lift and ensure that everyone is following proper lifting techniques and guidelines. They are responsible for organizing the team, assigning roles, and providing clear instructions to avoid any accidents or injuries during the lift. By having a designated lift leader, the team can work together efficiently and minimize the risk of strain or injury.

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  • 8. 

    Back injuries are usually the result of a single traumatic event.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Back injuries are usually the result of years of abuse until the weakened back snaps.

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  • 9. 

    Walking 30 minutes a day will help strengthen muscles and maintain weight.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Walking is a form of aerobic exercise that involves the use of muscles in the legs and core, which helps to strengthen and tone these muscles over time. Additionally, walking can help to burn calories and maintain a healthy weight. By engaging in regular walking for 30 minutes a day, individuals can experience the benefits of improved muscle strength and weight management. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 10. 

    Is you back more suited for pushing or pulling a load?

    • A.

      Pushing

    • B.

      Pulling

    Correct Answer
    A. Pushing
    Explanation
    Pushing is more suited for moving a load because it allows for better control and stability. When pushing, the person can use their body weight and strength to apply force directly on the load, making it easier to overcome resistance and maintain balance. Pulling, on the other hand, requires more effort and can be less stable as it may cause the load to tip or become unbalanced. Therefore, pushing is generally considered the safer and more effective method for moving a load.

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  • 11. 

    Select your department:

    • A.

      Administration

    • B.

      Animal Control

    • C.

      Court

    • D.

      Development

    • E.

      Finance

    • F.

      Fire

    • G.

      General Services

    • H.

      Human Resources

    • I.

      IT

    • J.

      Library

    • K.

      Parks Dept

    • L.

      Police Dept

    • M.

      Public Services

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Administration
    B. Animal Control
    C. Court
    D. Development
    E. Finance
    F. Fire
    G. General Services
    H. Human Resources
    I. IT
    J. Library
    K. Parks Dept
    L. Police Dept
    M. Public Services
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a list of various departments within an organization. Each department plays a specific role and has its own responsibilities and functions. These departments are essential for the smooth operation and management of the organization.

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