Using Ergonomics To Prevent Injury

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  • 1. 
    Ergonomics may prevent musculoskeletal injuries by:
    • A. 

      Decreasing work load

    • B. 

      Reducing physical and mental stress caused by the workstation setup

    • C. 

      Increasing compensation

    • D. 

      Sharing ideas

  • 2. 
    Taking regular breaks from your work and doing stretching exercises may reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    You should try taking  __ to __ minutes breaks or changing tasks every ___ to ____ minutes.
    • A. 

      20 to 30 ; 20 to 30

    • B. 

      1 to 2 ; 10 to 20

    • C. 

      3 to 5 ; 20 to 40

    • D. 

      15 to 30 ; 40 min. to 1 hour

  • 4. 
    To improve your workstation: 1) Arrange your work so you can sit or stand comfortably in a position that does not put stress on any specific area of your body 2) Eliminate most movement from your waist 3)Take 10- to 15-second breaks frequently throughout your task 4) Stretch your body by getting up out of your chair and stretching your arms, shoulders, back, and legs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If you do similar work or activities at home, DO NOT apply these principles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A desk or work surface should have the following properties:
    • A. 

      Large enough to accommodate papers, reference manuals, and other workstation tools, but arranged properly to access items easily.

    • B. 

      At a height that allows enough space for your knees and thighs to comfortably fit under the desk.

    • C. 

      A and B are correct

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 7. 
    Your chair should maintain normal spinal curvature, be supportive, have adjustable armrests, breathable padded seat, and able to roll on five wheels for easy movement without tipping.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Your computer monitor should be:
    • A. 

      Clear and easy for you to see without leaning forward or looking up or to one side.

    • B. 

      At a height where the top of the screen is at eye level or within 15 degrees below eye level.

    • C. 

      Less than an arm's length away from you.

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 9. 
    Your computer keyboard and keyboard tray should:
    • A. 

      Comfortable typing or keying

    • B. 

      Be at a height that allows your elbows to be bent about 90 degrees and close to your sides.

    • C. 

      Only A is correct

    • D. 

      A and B are correct

  • 10. 
    When children use a computer:
    • A. 

      Make sure the seat is high enough so your child can see the monitor without looking up and so your child's shoulders are relaxed when he or she types.

    • B. 

      Use a footstool to support your child's feet if they don't rest comfortably on the floor.

    • C. 

      Use a firm pillow behind your child's back to scoot him or her toward the front of the chair.

    • D. 

      Adjust the keyboard/mouse and Avoid glare on the monitor screen.

    • E. 

      All of the Above

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