WVSDB Ergonomics Quiz 2013

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WVSDB Ergonomics Quiz 2013

Quiz to test individual's knowledge of ergonomics


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When keying on a computer, the operator should do which of the following:
    • A. 

      Keep wrists straight while keying

    • B. 

      Have the keyboard and mouse just out of reach

    • C. 

      Make the shoulders and upper arms stiff

    • D. 

      Keep elbows straight

  • 2. 
    ______________________ is the practice of adapting a job or the job's environment to enhance the health and comfort of an employee.
  • 3. 
    Ergonomics issues often occur in the office environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Doing repetitive, regular activities on a computer don't contribute to ergonomic issues.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Improper lighting, glare, noise and other conditions can contribute to ergonomic problems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a risk factor associated with ergonomics?
    • A. 

      Sufficient recovery time between computer tasks

    • B. 

      Awkward posture

    • C. 

      Changing tasks often so that the employee doesn't perform the same motion every few seconds or on a continuos basis

  • 7. 
    Computer operators should not operate the computer with wrists bent backwards (extension) or forward (flexion.)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Computer users should bend back and neck while using the computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The computer monitor should be slightly below eye level.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Computer users should tilt head backward or turn to side to see the screen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Cradling the phone at the ear is a good thing to do while working at a desk or on a computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Desk chairs used by computer operators should have good lumbar support
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Sitting in a chair that maintains the back in an upright position, lessens fatigue and decreases the amount of work the back muscles must do.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A chair which is curved and has no lumbar support decreases slouching and other postures that put pressure on the spine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Work materials should be placed so that the computer operator has to repeatedly bend head down to look at paper flat on desk and then tilt head back to see computer screen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A document holder can prevent a computer user from having to repeatedly bend head down and then tilt head back to see computer screen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The computer mouse should be next to the keyboard and appropriately placed for a left- or right-hand user.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Eye and vision issues can be reduced when working with computers by doing the following:
    • A. 

      Increasing reflections on the screen

    • B. 

      Taking breaks to rest eyes

    • C. 

      Using brighter lights that increase glare on the screen

    • D. 

      Sitting 4 feet from the computer screen

  • 19. 
    When setting up a computer monitor which of the following shouldn't you do?
    • A. 

      Place the monitor to the side of the user

    • B. 

      Have a viewing distance of 18-30 inches

    • C. 

      Be tilt adjustable

    • D. 

      Have adjustable contrast/brightness

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not true about a computer keyboard?
    • A. 

      Should have a keyboard slope of 0 to 25 degrees

    • B. 

      Should be on a surface at least 36 inches above floor

    • C. 

      Should have padded wrist wrests

    • D. 

      Should have a mouse or tracking ball same height as keyboard

  • 21. 
    Which is not a feature you want in a computer desk chair?
    • A. 

      Seat height adjustment of 16-20.5 inches

    • B. 

      Seat depth between 15-17 inches

    • C. 

      No space between back of knees and front edge of seat

    • D. 

      Seat with minimum of 18 inches

    • E. 

      Contoured, cushioned seat pan

    • F. 

      Angle between seat pan and seat back 90-105 degrees

    • G. 

      Backrest contoured in shape and supports lumbar region

  • 22. 
    Window coverings may be used to eliminate glare and bright sunlight from windows.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Glare screens should never be used on computer monitors to reduce glare.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A desk lamp is a good option when more lighting is needed for working with printed materials.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Computer users should switch tasks and do a non-computer related task for at least 15 minutes for every two hours of computer work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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