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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Ergonomic Quiz
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Ergonomic Quiz


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1 Ergonomic disorder may result from making the same motion over and over
True
False

2 Ergonomic disorder may cause pain or numbness in arms, hands, and wrists.
True
False

3 Only a supervisor can tell when a task has poor ergonomic design
True
False

4 It is better to work with wrists bent or flexed, not straight.
True
False

5 Shaking wrists and fingers during breaks can help prevent cumulative trauma disorders
True
False

6 It is better ergonomically to operate a tool with one finger or hand rather than two.
True
False

8 You can improve ergonomics by changing how you work to avoid too many reaching, bending, and twisting movements or working in the same position for prolonged periods
True
False

9 Stretching your arms and upper body a few times before you start work is a good idea.
True
False

10 It is best to avoid lifting with the back and bending at the back when possible.
True
False

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Last Modified: 2/25/2010
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