6 Walking Working Surfaces

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6 Walking Working Surfaces


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Slips, trips & falls represents the  _____ leading cause of workplace deaths:

    • A.

      5th

    • B.

      4th

    • C.

      3rd

    • D.

      2nd

    Correct Answer
    C. 3rd
    Explanation
    Slips, trips, and falls are a common cause of workplace accidents and injuries. They can occur due to various factors such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, cluttered walkways, or inadequate lighting. These accidents can result in severe injuries or even fatalities. Therefore, it is not surprising that slips, trips, and falls are ranked as the 3rd leading cause of workplace deaths. This emphasizes the importance of implementing proper safety measures and maintaining a hazard-free working environment to prevent such incidents.

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  • 2. 

    The most common causes for slips, trips & falls are: 

    • A.

      Spills & uneven work surfaces

    • B.

      Poor lighting & cluttered walkways

    • C.

      Improper use of stairs & loose rugs/mats

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All the above." The most common causes for slips, trips, and falls include spills and uneven work surfaces, poor lighting and cluttered walkways, and improper use of stairs and loose rugs/mats. These factors can increase the risk of accidents and injuries by creating hazardous conditions and obstacles that can cause individuals to lose their balance or trip. It is important to address these causes and implement preventive measures to ensure a safe environment.

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  • 3. 

    Slips happen on surfaces that are slippery and is increased by these factors:

    • A.

      Rocks, sand & dirt

    • B.

      Asphalt, concrete & rubber

    • C.

      Water, grease & oil

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Water, grease & oil
    Explanation
    Slips happen on surfaces that are slippery, and these surfaces can be caused by various factors such as rocks, sand, dirt, asphalt, concrete, rubber, water, grease, and oil. Therefore, the correct answer is "All the above" because all of these factors can contribute to making a surface slippery and increase the likelihood of slips occurring.

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  • 4. 

    80% of all falls that occur on stairs normally happens on the:

    • A.

      Middle of the staircase

    • B.

      First two or last two steps

    • C.

      When there is too little friction between your feet and the walking surface

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    B. First two or last two steps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "First two or last two steps." This is because the first two and last two steps of a staircase are considered the most dangerous due to various factors. People tend to be less cautious when starting to climb or descend stairs, increasing the risk of tripping or losing balance. Additionally, the first two steps may have different dimensions or heights, causing unexpected missteps. Similarly, the last two steps can pose a hazard as people may underestimate the distance and stumble. Therefore, it is crucial to exercise caution while using the first two or last two steps of a staircase to prevent falls.

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  • 5. 

    Two common causes of trips are:

    • A.

      Obstructed view & poor lighting

    • B.

      Clutter & uncovered cables

    • C.

      Unclosed draws

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All the above" because all of the mentioned causes (obstructed view, poor lighting, clutter, uncovered cables, unclosed drawers) can lead to trips. An obstructed view can make it difficult to see obstacles or hazards in one's path, while poor lighting can make it hard to navigate and identify potential tripping hazards. Clutter and uncovered cables can create physical obstacles that can cause someone to trip, and unclosed drawers can also pose a tripping hazard if left open and unnoticed. Therefore, all of these factors can contribute to trips.

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  • 6. 

    Good prevention practices against slips, trips & falls are:

    • A.

      Good night’s sleep, well balanced diet & good housekeeping

    • B.

      Good housekeeping, proper footwear & appropriate work pace

    • C.

      Proper footwear, well balanced diet & good housekeeping

    • D.

      Good night’s sleep, proper footwear & good housekeeping

    Correct Answer
    B. Good housekeeping, proper footwear & appropriate work pace
    Explanation
    Good housekeeping helps to keep the work environment clean and free from hazards that can cause slips, trips, and falls. Proper footwear provides the necessary grip and support to prevent accidents. Appropriate work pace means working at a speed that allows for proper balance and control, reducing the risk of falls. These practices together promote a safe working environment and help prevent slips, trips, and falls.

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  • 7. 

    Three housekeeping practices that will help prevent slips, trips & falls are:

    • A.

      Clean spills & use floor signs

    • B.

      Replace bulbs & sweep up debris

    • C.

      Remove obstacles & close file cabinet draws

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All the above" because all three housekeeping practices mentioned - cleaning spills and using floor signs, replacing bulbs and sweeping up debris, and removing obstacles and closing file cabinet drawers - can help prevent slips, trips, and falls. Cleaning spills and using floor signs ensure that slippery surfaces are made safe, replacing bulbs and sweeping up debris improve visibility and reduce hazards, and removing obstacles and closing file cabinet drawers eliminate potential tripping hazards. Therefore, all three practices are important in preventing slips, trips, and falls.

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  • 8. 

    To avoid slipping at work you can:

    • A.

      Not walk or stand while your working

    • B.

      Pay attention and rush to get the job done

    • C.

      Pay attention and take your time

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Pay attention and take your time
    Explanation
    To avoid slipping at work, it is important to pay attention and take your time. This means being mindful of your surroundings, keeping an eye out for any potential hazards, and taking the necessary precautions to prevent slipping accidents. Rushing to get the job done can lead to carelessness and increase the chances of slipping. Similarly, not walking or standing while working may not always be possible or practical. Therefore, the best approach is to stay focused, be cautious, and move at a steady pace to minimize the risk of slipping.

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  • 9. 

    To avoid trips at work you should clear ___________, ___________________ & ______________:

    • A.

      Obstructions, spills & objects

    • B.

      Counters, tables & spills

    • C.

      Equipment, counters & spills

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Obstructions, spills & objects
    Explanation
    To avoid trips at work, it is important to clear obstructions, spills, and objects. Obstructions such as clutter or obstacles in walkways can cause employees to trip and fall. Spills, especially on slippery surfaces, can create hazardous conditions and increase the risk of slips and falls. Objects that are left in walkways or not properly stored can also pose a tripping hazard. By clearing these three things, workplaces can create a safer environment and reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.

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  • 10. 

    To help prevent slips, trips & falls at work you should:

    • A.

      Choose the best shoes for the work

    • B.

      Walk slow and take small steps

    • C.

      Point your toes out

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    To help prevent slips, trips, and falls at work, it is important to choose the best shoes for the work, as they can provide better traction and stability. Walking slow and taking small steps can also help maintain balance and reduce the risk of falling. Pointing your toes out while walking can improve stability and prevent tripping. Therefore, all of the above options are correct measures to prevent slips, trips, and falls at work.

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