Back Safety Quiz: Test Your Knowledge!

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Back Safety Quiz: Test Your Knowledge!

Test your knowledge about Back Safety with this quiz! If we carry goods in the wrong way or too heavy for us, we risk having permanent or nasty back problems. Do you know how much force the backbone can endure and some techniques used to ensure we do not injure ourselves in the process of lifting objects? This quiz will help you learn some ways of reducing the strain we put on our backs. Do give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Most back injuries are the result of __________.
    • A. 

      Doing the limbo

    • B. 

      Standing in one position for a long period of time

    • C. 

      Cumulative trauma disorders

    • D. 

      An illness

  • 2. 
    Which of the following suggestions would be helpful to reduce the strain on your muscles while sitting? 
    • A. 

      Knees should be slightly higher than your hips

    • B. 

      Slouching

    • C. 

      Sitting straight

    • D. 

      A properly fitted chair

  • 3. 
    When stacking a load on a dolly or forklift place the heaviest items on the __________ and the weight concentrated between the wheels.
    • A. 

      Top

    • B. 

      Bottom

    • C. 

      Sides

  • 4. 
    You should pull loads rather than push them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The safest lifting zone is between a person's waist and shoulders.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    If a load is heavy what could you do to help eliminate extra strain on your back?
    • A. 

      Split the load up into several smaller ones

    • B. 

      Use a mechanical aid

    • C. 

      Ask a co-worker for help

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    If picking up a box on the floor you should bend at your knees, not the back.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If you need to change directions while lifting twist at the waist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If you do a lot of lifting throughout your day what can you do to prevent strains and sprains?  
    • A. 

      Stretch before lifting

    • B. 

      Take short micro breaks throughout the day

    • C. 

      Lift as fast as you can to avoid strain

    • D. 

      Nothing can prevent strains and sprains

  • 10. 
    Excess stress can affect our back by causing muscle spasms and pain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False