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Ergonomics



True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

External contact stress occurs when a part of your body rubs against a sharp or hard object such as the edge of a desk or table.
 

 2. 

Signs and symptoms of MSDs include cramping.
 

 3. 

Signs and symptoms of MSDs include pain, numbness, and tingling.
 

 4. 

MSDs can affect your nerves.
 

 5. 

Awkward postures include bending, twisting, and working with your hands above your head or your elbows above your shoulders.
 

 6. 

Awkward postures are a risk factor for MSDs.
 

 7. 

MSDs can affect your cartilage.
 

 8. 

Contact stress occurs internally when a tendon, nerve or blood vessel is stretched or bent around a bone or tendon.
 

 9. 

Exerting large amounts of force can result in fatigue and physical damage to your body.
 

 10. 

MSDs can affect your nervous system.
 

 11. 

MSDs can impact almost any part of your body, including the upper torso, the upper extremities, and the lower extremities.
 

 12. 

Repetitive movements can irritate your tendons and increase pressure on your nerves.
 

 13. 

Force is the amount of muscular effort used to perform work.
 

 14. 

A good working position is an upright sitting posture, in which the torso and neck are approximately vertical, the thighs are approximately horizontal, and the lower legs are vertical.
 

 15. 

MSDs can affect your muscles.
 

 16. 

MSDs can affect your ligaments.
 

 17. 

Signs and symptoms of MSDs include swelling or stiffness of joints.
 

 18. 

MSDs can affect your tendons.
 

 19. 

MSDs can affect your joints.
 

 20. 

Signs and symptoms of MSDs include reduced range of motion.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 21. 

Which of the following is a benefit of understanding and practicing good ergonomics?
a.
Reduced chance of tripping and falling
b.
A more comfortable work environment
c.
Using a ladder safer
d.
Safer and more efficient evacuation
 

 22. 

Which are good working positions when programming?
a.
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b.
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c.
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d.
All of the above
 

 23. 

Containers of hazardous material must be labeled, tagged, or marked with which of the following pieces of information?
a.
Appropriate hazard warnings
b.
Chemical identification
c.
Name and address of the chemical’s manufacturer or other responsible party
d.
All the above
 

 24. 

What is ergonomics?
a.
A method to evaluate safety procedures
b.
The science of adjusting environments, tasks, or procedures to fit the individual
c.
A governmental agency that tracks ergons
d.
The study of global ergonomies
 



 
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