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

    Correct Answer
    B. Reducing physical and mental stress caused by the workstation setup
    Explanation
    Ergonomics can help prevent musculoskeletal injuries by reducing the physical and mental stress caused by the workstation setup. This means that by ensuring that the workstation is designed to fit the individual's needs, such as having an adjustable chair and desk height, proper keyboard and mouse placement, and adequate lighting, it can help reduce the strain on the body and mind. This can lead to improved comfort, productivity, and overall well-being, ultimately reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

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  • 2. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Regular breaks from work and stretching exercises can help reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries. Repetitive motion injuries occur when the same movements are repeated frequently, leading to strain and damage to muscles, tendons, and joints. Taking breaks allows the body to rest and recover, preventing excessive strain. Stretching exercises help improve flexibility, increase blood flow to the muscles, and reduce muscle tension, which can further decrease the risk of injuries. Therefore, it is true that taking regular breaks and doing stretching exercises can help reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 to 5 ; 20 to 40
    Explanation
    Taking breaks or changing tasks every 3 to 5 minutes helps to maintain focus and prevent mental fatigue. This allows the brain to rest and recharge, improving productivity and overall performance. The suggested time range of 20 to 40 minutes for each break or task change ensures that enough time is allocated for both rest and work, striking a balance between productivity and well-being.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests ways to improve your workstation ergonomics. By arranging your work in a way that allows you to sit or stand comfortably without putting stress on any specific area of your body, you can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Eliminating excessive movement from your waist can also help prevent strain and discomfort. Taking frequent breaks and stretching your body can help alleviate muscle tension and improve blood circulation. Therefore, the statement is true as it provides practical tips for improving workstation ergonomics.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that if you do similar work or activities at home, you should not apply these principles. The correct answer is False because this implies that the principles should be applied at home when doing similar work or activities.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A and B are correct
    Explanation
    The given answer states that both options A and B are correct. Option A mentions that a desk should be large enough to accommodate papers, reference manuals, and other workstation tools, while also being arranged properly for easy access. Option B states that the desk should be at a height that allows enough space for the knees and thighs to comfortably fit under it. Therefore, the correct answer is that both of these properties should be present in a desk or work surface.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that a chair should have certain features to be considered ideal for maintaining good posture and comfort. These features include maintaining normal spinal curvature, providing support, having adjustable armrests, a breathable padded seat, and being able to roll on five wheels without tipping. This statement is true as these features are commonly recommended for ergonomic chairs that promote good posture and reduce the risk of discomfort or injury during prolonged sitting.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the Above" because it encompasses all the given criteria for an ideal computer monitor position. The monitor should be clear and easy to see without straining the eyes or adjusting the body position. It should be positioned at a height where the top of the screen is at eye level or slightly below, to maintain proper ergonomic alignment. Additionally, the monitor should be placed at a distance that is less than an arm's length away from the user, to ensure comfortable viewing and prevent eye fatigue.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B are correct
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A and B are correct. This means that both options A and B are correct for the question. Option A states that the keyboard and keyboard tray should be comfortable for typing or keying, which is important for ergonomic reasons. Option B states that the height of the keyboard and keyboard tray should allow your elbows to be bent about 90 degrees and close to your sides, which promotes good posture and reduces strain on the arms and shoulders. Both of these factors contribute to a comfortable and ergonomic setup for using a computer keyboard.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The given answer, "All of the Above," is correct because it includes all the mentioned recommendations for setting up a computer workstation for children. These recommendations include ensuring that the seat is at the right height for the child to see the monitor without looking up and to keep their shoulders relaxed, using a footstool if their feet don't rest comfortably on the floor, using a firm pillow for back support, and adjusting the keyboard/mouse to their comfort. Additionally, it mentions avoiding glare on the monitor screen, which is also an important consideration for children using a computer.

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