WVSDB Preventing Slips, Trips And Falls--module 1 2013

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Quiz relates to information found in the on-line module WVSDB PReventing Slips, Trips and Falls-Module 1.


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  • 1. 
    Slips, trips, and falls are costly because of the following: 
    • A. 

      Lost wages and pain to worker

    • B. 

      Lost productivity and business for employer

    • C. 

      Potential temporary or permanent disability

    • D. 

      Increased cost of employer workers compensation premiums

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Slips and trips  can happen in any part of the workplace, indoors or outdoors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Slips and trips don't often result in falls or more serious outcomes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Slips and trips can result in disabling injuries and even death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The second leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States is _________________.
    • A. 

      Automobile wrecks

    • B. 

      Diving in shallow water

    • C. 

      Intoxication from alcohol and drugs

    • D. 

      Industrial accidents including trips, slips and falls

  • 6. 
    Name a body part that is often injured in a slip, trip, or fall.
  • 7. 
    _______________________ is the resistance encountered when an object (foot is moved in contact with another (ground).  It is necessary in order to walk without slipping.
    • A. 

      Momentum

    • B. 

      Inertia

    • C. 

      Friction

  • 8. 
    ___________________________ is when you fall to the surface you walking or standing on, or fall into or against objects at or above the surface.
    • A. 

      Fall at the same level

    • B. 

      Fall to lower level

    • C. 

      Free fall

  • 9. 
    ___________________________ is when you fall to a level below the one on which you are walking, working, or standing.
    • A. 

      Fall at the same level

    • B. 

      Fall to lower level

    • C. 

      Free fall

  • 10. 
    Give an example of a fall to a lower level.
  • 11. 
    Which is not  a condition that increases the risk of trips and slips?
    • A. 

      Glare

    • B. 

      Shadows

    • C. 

      Excessive noise or temperature

    • D. 

      Good lighting

    • E. 

      Bulky or awkard personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • 12. 
    Check any condition below which is a common cause of inside slips.  (There may be more than one correct answer.)
    • A. 

      Wet contamination or spills on smooth floors or surfaces

    • B. 

      Dry contamination or spills which make surfaces slippery

    • C. 

      Non-smooth surfaces that provide traction

    • D. 

      Highly polished floors or freshly waxed surfaces

    • E. 

      Level walking surfaces

    • F. 

      Transitioning from carpet to smooth surface flooring

    • G. 

      Loose, unanchored rugs or mats

    • H. 

      Shoes with wet, muddy, greasy or oily soles

  • 13. 
    Check any condition below which is a common cause of slips when working in specialized settings, such as around machinery or loading docks.
    • A. 

      Ramps and gang planks with skid/slip-resistant surfaces

    • B. 

      Getting on/off of truck trailers, truck beds, in/out of trucks, tractors, heavy equipment and machinery

    • C. 

      Climbing up and down ladders

    • D. 

      Metal surfaces, e.g., dockboards, dock plates, platforms, construction plates, sidewalk/road covers

  • 14. 
    Common causes of slips outside include the following:  (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Regular, even surfaces

    • B. 

      Surfaces with gravel or stones

    • C. 

      Sloped or uneven terrain

    • D. 

      Muddy areas

    • E. 

      Outdoor surfaces covered with pine needles, leaves, or other plant debris

    • F. 

      Dry, even surfaces

    • G. 

      Weather hazards such as rain, sleet, ice, snow, hail, frost

  • 15. 
    Which is not a common cause of trips and missteps?
    • A. 

      Clutter, obstacles in aisles, walkways and work areas

    • B. 

      Closed file cabinet, file or desk

    • C. 

      Uncovered cables, wires or extension cords across aisles or pathways

  • 16. 
    Which is a common cause of trips and missteps?
    • A. 

      Rumpled or rolled up carpets/mats, carpets with curled edges

    • B. 

      Even floor tiles and bricks

    • C. 

      A level, non-elevated floor

  • 17. 
    Steps are often a cause of trips and missteps.  Which type of step is least likely to cause a trip or misstep.
    • A. 

      Steps with a regular, consistent rise

    • B. 

      Steps with a shallower tread depth

    • C. 

      Irregular or damaged steps

    • D. 

      Steps without a handrail

  • 18. 
    Over 2.5 million falls on stairways result in about 2 million disabling injuries yearly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Even surfaces are the most likely cause of trips and missteps.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Sidewalk and curb drops are often the cause of trips and missteps.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Unmarked elevation changes such as speed bumps, curbs, wheelchair accessible ramps, and driveways may cause trips in parking lots and garages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which human factor(s) increase the risk of slips and falls?  (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Eyesight and visual perception

    • C. 

      Physical state, fatigue

    • D. 

      Stress and illness

  • 23. 
    Carrying or moving oversized objects or too many objects at one time may increase the risk of a slip or fall because__________.
    • A. 

      Of better balance

    • B. 

      Of allowing you to hold on to handrails

    • C. 

      Of obstructed view

  • 24. 
    Using a cell phone or talking while walking, and not paying attention to where you're going may cause a slip or trip.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Taking shortcuts is less likely to result in a slip or trip.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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