It’s National Safety Month! Are YOU safe in your workplace? Use this Workplace Safety Quiz to find out.
Workplace safety starts with individuals being responsible, proactive and having keen awareness of the potential dangers in the work environment.
Workplace Safety Quiz:
1.) Which of the following should you not do while lifting a heavy object or moving a patient?
A. Keep your back straight
B. Keep your feet together
C. Bend at the knees
D. Keep the object or patient close to your body
2.) Which of the following statements is not correct?
A. Electricity tries to travel to ground.
B. Electricity takes the path of lease resistance.
C. Electricity always travels to ground.
D. Electricity travels in a complete circuit.
3.) When climbing up or down a flight of stairs, to maximize safety, you should __________________.
A. Hold the handrails
B. Skip steps to climb faster
C. Walk close to the person ahead of you
D. Talk on your cell phone
4.) While setting up a non-self supporting ladder against a wall, the base should be moved ____ inches from the wall for every foot of the ladder’s height.
5.) The most common work injury in summer months is dehydration. When working outside or in a warm environment, how often should you drink water?
A. Every 5 minutes, even if you are not thirsty
B. Every 15 minutes, even if you are not thirsty
C. Every 30 minutes, even if you are not thirsty
D. Every hour, even if you are not thirsty
6.) When you create an online password, you should ______________________.
A. Make it something easy to guess
B. Use the same password for all of your accounts so it is easy to remember
C. Share your password via email
D. Make your password using a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols
7.) You receive a chain email from a coworker that tells you to pass it on to your other coworkers for fun. You should:
A. Forward it to your boss first
B. Forward it to Human Resources
C. Forward it to your coworkers – it’s okay to have a little fun
D. Delete the email
8.) What types of food should be stored in the refrigerator door in the employee break room?
A. Condiments, butter and soda
B. Condiments, milk and juice
C. Butter, cheese and sandwiches
D. Drink items only
9.) How long should lunchmeat be stored in the refrigerator?
A. 1 to 2 days
B. 3 to 5 days
C. 5 days to 1 week
D. 1 to 2 weeks
10.) Which is not a symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning?
A. Dull headache
11.) Which of these over-the-counter products is safe to take at work if you are taking a prescription medicine?
B. An antacid
C. St. John’s Wort
D. None of the above
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Answers to Workplace Safety Quiz:
1.) B. Keep your feet together
2.) C. Electricity always travels to ground
3.) A. Hold the handrails
4.) B. 2
5.) B. Every 15 minutes, even if you are not thirsty
6.) D. Make your password using a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols
7.) D. Delete the email (viruses are frequently passed through chain emails)
8.) A. Condiments, butter and soda
9.) B. 3 to 5 days
10.) D. Sneezing
11.) D. None of the above. All of the listed over-the-counter medications/supplements can interact with prescription medicines. Do not take these products without speaking with your doctor or pharmacist first.
CEU Courses to Keep Therapists and Patients Safe:
The courses listed below are perfect for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists looking to improve their safety skills. Use the promo code “SAFE2015“ to save on continuing education at home. The special pricing on these courses is only available until June 30th, 2015.
- Caregiver Support
- Creative Interventions for Dementia
- Electronic Aids to Daily Living
- Evaluating and Writing an Effective Home Modification Evaluation Report: The Do’s and Don’ts
- Exceptional Home Modifications: Accessibility Tools for the Clinician
- Geriatric Seating
- Pediatric Seating and Mobility
- Seating Assessment, Biomechanics and Product Options
- The ABC’s of Home Modification for Patients with Physical and Neurological Disabilities
- What’s in Your or Your Patient’s Medicine Cabinet? 10 Facts Every Health Professional Should Know!
- Why Do Patients Fall and What Do I Do?
Originally published in 2014.