Most people spend the majority of their day in their workplace, so it is easy to understand how a workplace that is poorly set up can cause you injury. Using the principles of ergonomics you can make your workplace a safer and healthier environment. Take this quiz to see how many rules of ergonomics you know.
How many employees suffer from musculoskeletal disorders each year as a result of their workplace?
What body position is considered to be neutral?
a position that is accepted by society
a position that requires the least amount of effort
the position adopted by the fetus in the uterus
How are most musculoskeletal disorders caused?
a single incident
a car accident
How is productivity affected by injury?
Besides the back, what other parts of the body are commonly effected by workplace strain?
What is ergonomics?
the study of the spine
adapting the employee to the workplace
fitting workplace conditions to the employee
When sitting for long periods, where should your knees be in relation to your hips?
the same height
How far from your face should your computer monitor be?
Why are the disks in the neck and the lower back more susceptible to injury than those in the thoracic spine?
The bones there are more brittle.
They aren't supported by the rib cage.
They are used more.
What should you avoid when speaking on the telephone?
crunching the phone between your shoulders
using a headset
using the loudspeaker
What does carpal tunnel syndrome cause?
loss of grip
If your job requires you to sit for long periods, how often should you go for a walk?
every five minutes
every 30 minutes
every 60 minutes
What part of your office is it worth investing money into to promote a healthy back?