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Workplace Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

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Theresa is working in the warehouse at her place of employment. While filling orders, a box falls onto her from a higher shelf, which causes a deep cut in her arm. Theresa's injury is known as a:

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1. Amy works on an assembly line placing labels on cans, making the same motions with her wrist many times a day. Amy has recently started to experience pain and numbness in her right hand. This may be a result of which of the following conditions?

2. A musculoskeletal injury that is caused by repetitive strain on the arm, hand, wrist, or another part of the body is known as a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of keeping workplaces safe. Topics you'll be assessed on include knowing the term for wounds caused by a cut or tear of the flesh as well as identifying the leading cause of workplace injuries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Wounds caused by a cut or tear of the flesh
  • Profession likely to involve serious injury
  • Compression of the median nerve at the wrist
  • Leading cause of workplace injury
  • Musculoskeletal injury caused by repetitive strain on an arm, hand, wrist, or another part of the body

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on workplace safety
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the leading cause of workplace injury and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a profession likely to involve serious injury
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about injuries to the flesh and musculoskeletal system

Additional Learning

To learn more about injuries associated with work, review the accompanying lesson called Workplace Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term 'workplace injury'
  • List three leading causes of injury at work
  • Relate the demographic most likely to be injured at work, according to 2012 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as the professions more likely to result in a fatality
  • Explain at least three ways to avert workplace injuries
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