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Back Safety Quizzes & Trivia

Most of the technical jobs mostly involve a lot of physical body movements and the back is most often than not affected. The back safety quiz below enlightens us on the dos and don’ts. Enjoy the learning.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     Most back injuries result from a one time specific event.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Most back injuries do not result from a one-time specific event. Instead, they are often caused by repetitive strain, poor posture, or improper lifting techniques over a period of time. These factors gradually weaken the back muscles and structures, leading to injury.

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  • 2. 

    A healthy spine is arranged in three natural curves that form an S-shape.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a healthy spine indeed has three natural curves that form an S-shape. These curves are known as the cervical curve (in the neck region), the thoracic curve (in the upper back region), and the lumbar curve (in the lower back region). These curves help distribute the weight of the body evenly, provide stability, and allow for flexibility and shock absorption.

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  • 3. 

    The state of Virginia has passed legislation to institute a no-lift policy that bans manual patient handling techniques.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. The state of Virginia has not passed legislation to institute a no-lift policy that bans manual patient handling techniques.

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  • 4. 

    Back injuries are a part of a larger category of work-related injuries known as muscular sclerosis disorders (MSDs).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because back injuries are not a part of muscular sclerosis disorders (MSDs). MSDs are a group of disorders that affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues, while back injuries specifically refer to injuries that occur in the back region. While back injuries can be work-related, they are not classified as MSDs.

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  • 5. 

    Exercising can strengthen your back and help prevent back pain and injuries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Regular exercise, including exercises that target the back muscles, can help strengthen the back and improve overall posture and flexibility. This can reduce the risk of developing back pain and injuries, as strong muscles provide better support to the spine and help maintain proper alignment. Additionally, exercise promotes blood flow to the back, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the muscles and tissues, which aids in their health and recovery. Therefore, it is true that exercising can strengthen the back and help prevent back pain and injuries.

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  • 6. 

    During a site visit, The Joint Commission surveyors may review OSHA Injury and Illness records and then ask about preventative measures taken for back injuries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During a site visit, The Joint Commission surveyors may review OSHA Injury and Illness records to ensure compliance with workplace safety regulations. As part of this review, they may inquire about the preventative measures taken by the organization to address back injuries. This is because back injuries are a common workplace injury and it is important for organizations to have measures in place to prevent them. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer as it accurately reflects the possibility of The Joint Commission surveyors reviewing OSHA records and asking about preventative measures for back injuries during a site visit.

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  • 7. 

    Obesity and aging caregiver workforce contributes greatly to the risk of back injuries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Obesity and aging can both increase the risk of back injuries among caregivers. Obesity puts additional strain on the back and can make lifting and moving patients more difficult. Aging can lead to a decrease in muscle strength and flexibility, making caregivers more susceptible to back injuries. Therefore, it is true that obesity and an aging caregiver workforce contribute greatly to the risk of back injuries.

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  • 8. 

    If you have an office job, you do not need to worry about possible back injuries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because even if you have an office job, you are still at risk of back injuries. Sitting for long periods of time in front of a computer can lead to poor posture, muscle imbalances, and strain on the back. Additionally, lifting heavy objects, reaching for items, or even sitting in an uncomfortable chair can also contribute to back injuries. Therefore, it is important for individuals with office jobs to practice proper ergonomics, take breaks to stretch and move around, and engage in regular exercise to maintain a healthy back.

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  • 9. 

    Sleeping on your stomach is the best position to prevent back pain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sleeping on your stomach is not the best position to prevent back pain. This position can strain the neck and spine, leading to discomfort and potential long-term issues. It is recommended to sleep on your back or side, with proper support for the spine, to alleviate back pain and promote better spinal alignment during sleep.

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  • 10. 

    Good body mechanics include: facing the load, bending your knees, keeping back straight, and lifting with your legs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Good body mechanics are important for proper lifting techniques and to prevent injuries. Facing the load allows you to have better control and balance while lifting. Bending your knees helps to distribute the weight evenly and reduces strain on your back. Keeping your back straight helps to maintain proper alignment and reduces the risk of back injuries. Lifting with your legs instead of your back helps to engage the stronger muscles in your lower body and minimizes the strain on your back. Therefore, the statement is true.

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