Back Safety Quiz

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1 The human spine is made up of small bones called?

2 Improper repetitive lifting and bending can cause:
  Me to possibly shorten my working career due to back problems
  Me to be in pain and possibly out on workers compensation if I don't lift correctly
  Short and/or long term back problems
  All of the above

3 The lower part of the back holds most of the bodies weight so it has the most stress when lifting

4 The best zone for lifting is between your:
  Feet and knees
  The forks of my lift truck
  Shoulders and knees
  Over my head
  All of the above

5 Poor physical condition can contribute to your risk of back injury.

6 You should try to hug the load (keep it close to your body) while lifting.

7 If the shape is too awkward or too heavy for you to lift:
  Leave it there and say it's not my job
  Lift it anyway, that's what Workman's Comp. is for
  Get help or find a better way to lift the load (dolly, truck, etc).
  None of the above

8 According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 1,000,000 workers suffer from back injuries each year.

9 Sitting or standing to long in one position can be hard on the back.

10 Twisting while lifting, not using your legs properly to lift (squat before lifing), and lifting too heavy a load (get help!)  are very common causes of lifting injuries.

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