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# Slips, Trips, And Falls Prevention Quiz

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An average slip, trip, or fall injury costs nearly \$28,000 in medical expenses! Take our slips, trips, and falls prevention quiz to understand why these accidents happen and how you can prevent them. The quiz contains 20 multiple choice questions with the correct answer and its explanation on the slide that follows.

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### Slips, Trips, And Falls Prevention Quiz

1. 1. Slips, trips, and falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths.A. TrueB. False Move to the next slide to view the right answer
2. 2. Answer – AExplanation:OSHA reports that slips, trips, and falls are second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leadingreason for general industry accidents that causes sprains, strains, back injuries, fractures, andcontusions. Slips, trips, and falls comprise 15 percent of all accidental deaths. Move to the next slide to view the next question
3. 3. An average slip, trip, or fall injury costs approximately ____ in medicalexpenses.A. \$20,000B. \$28,000C. \$30,000D. \$48,000 Move to the next slide to view the right answer
4. 4. Answer – BExplanation:An average slip, trip, or fall injury costs approximately \$28,000, according to the USDepartment of Labor. Consequently, this puts a financial burden on both individuals andcompanies. Slips, trips, and falls result in nearly 104 million lost workdays annually, at a cost of\$36 billion every year. Move to the next slide to view the next question
5. 5. Which of the following is NOT a location for same-level falls?A. DoorwaysB. Areas prone to wetness or spillsC. Cluttered hallways and areas with heavy trafficD. Unguarded heights Move to the next slide to view the right answer
6. 6. Answer – DExplanation:A same-level fall is when a worker falls on a relatively level surface such as a ramp or hallway.A same-level fall occurs where there is inadequate slip resistance between a person‟s foot andthe floor; where someone trips when he/she meets with an unseen or unexpected raised objector surface while walking; when a worker falls due to a slight depression in a walking surface; orwhen the foot of a moving worker is caught in an interruption, causing him/her to stumble. Move to the next slide to view the next question
7. 7. Slips, trips, and falls are…A. Mostly preventableB. The leading cause of workplace accidentsC. CostlyD. All of the above Move to the next slide to view the right answer
8. 8. Answer – D Move to the next slide to view the next question
9. 9. People ages 65 and older are more likely to become victims of slips, trips,and falls.A. TrueB. False Move to the next slide to view the right answer
10. 10. Answer – AExplanation:As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seniors hold a 33% chance offalling in any given year. Older citizens are 5 times more likely to be treated for fall relatedinjuries than for any other injuries. Move to the next slide to view the next question
11. 11. Which of the following is a bad example of proper workplace cleanliness?A. Cleaning and organizing passageways, service rooms, storerooms and places of employment.B. Keeping equipment on stairways where they can be easily located.C. Maintaining drainage, false floors, mats, platforms or dry standing places where there are wet or oily processes.D. Providing warning signs for wet floors. Move to the next slide to view the right answer
12. 12. Answer – BExplanation:According to OSHA, all areas in the workplace must be kept clean and orderly. Furthermore,“the floor of every workroom shall be maintained in a clean and, so far as possible, a drycondition. Where wet processes are used, drainage shall be maintained and false floors,platforms, mats, or other dry standing places should be provided where practicable.” Move to the next slide to view the next question
13. 13. Which of the following can cause slips, trips, and falls?A. DistractionB. Poor visionC. CautionD. Both a and b Move to the next slide to view the right answer
14. 14. Answer – DExplanation:Poor vision can greatly increase one‟s chances of falling. Moreover, distractions can cause slips,trips, or falls as a result of a step, crack, or hole in the floor, ground, road etc. Move to the next slide to view the next question
15. 15. When falling, it is best practice to break your fall with your hands.A. TrueB. False Move to the next slide to view the right answer
17. 17. While climbing up or down a flight of stairs, to maximize safety, youshould…A. Hold the handrailsB. Jump steps to climb fasterC. Slide down the handrailsD. Run up and down Move to the next slide to view the right answer
18. 18. Answer – A Move to the next slide to view the next question
19. 19. While setting up a non-self supporting ladder against a wall or othersupport, its base should be moved _____ inches away from the wall forevery foot of the ladder‟s height.A. 2B. 3C. 4D. 5 Move to the next slide to view the right answer
20. 20. Answer – BExplanation:According to OSHA, “Non-self-supporting ladders, which must lean against a wall or othersupport, are to be positioned at such an angle that the horizontal distance from the topsupport to the foot of the ladder is about 1/4 the working length of the ladder.“ Move to the next slide to view the next question
21. 21. Which of the following techniques should be used to minimize the risk ofslips and falls when walking on snow?A. Take short steps, nearly dragging your feetB. Walk in designated areas whenever possibleC. Point toes outward, bend forward slightly, move flat-footedD. All of the above Move to the next slide to view the right answer
22. 22. Answer – D Move to the next slide to view the next question
23. 23. What does this image mean?A. Gymnastics event nearbyB. A slippery floorC. An amusement park, slip „n slideD. Lack of gravity Move to the next slide to view the right answer
24. 24. Answer – B Move to the next slide to view the next question
25. 25. Which of the following is the leading cause for falling fatalities?A. Slippery tilesB. LaddersC. Stairs and stepsD. Tripping over objects Move to the next slide to view the right answer
26. 26. Answer – CExplanation:According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, steps and stairs are the leadingreason for falling deaths. Move to the next slide to view the next question
27. 27. What action(s) should be taken to minimize slips, trips, and falls in theworkplace?A. Always be aware of your surroundingsB. Wear slip-resistant footwearC. Use handrails when availableD. All of the above Move to the next slide to view the right answer
28. 28. Answer – D Move to the next slide to view the next question
29. 29. All slips, trips, and falls should be reported even when no one is hurt.A. TrueB. False Move to the next slide to view the right answer
30. 30. Answer – AExplanation:Reporting such “no-victim” accidents will allow management to make changes to procedureand compliance in order to avoid the incident from reoccurring, and hurting people in future. Move to the next slide to view the next question
31. 31. According to OSHA, a floor opening may be protected by a sign, a railing,or a person.A. TrueB. False Move to the next slide to view the right answer
32. 32. Answer – BExplanation:OSHA requires that every floor opening, including trap doors, manholes, temporary flooropenings, be constantly attended by someone or be protected by a standard railing. A signcannot be used in place of these measures. Move to the next slide to view the next question
33. 33. A toe board is required around a floor opening to…A. Protect workers who aren‟t wearing protective footwearB. Increase the strength of railingsC. Prevent materials from falling through the openingD. Assist in maintaining overall cleanlinessE. All of the above Move to the next slide to view the right answer
34. 34. Answer – CExplanation:The OSHA regulations state that a toe board is: a vertical barrier at floor level erected alongexposed edges of a floor opening, wall opening, platform, runway, or ramp to prevent falls ofmaterials. Move to the next slide to view the next question
35. 35. Any two ladders can be tied together to make longer sections, providedsteel wire and metal clamps are used.A. TrueB. False Move to the next slide to view the right answer
36. 36. Answer – BExplanation:Only ladders designed for that purpose (extension ladders) can be strung together. Move to the next slide to view the next question
37. 37. The maximum permitted height for a step ladder is …A. 8 feetB. 12 feetC. 15 feetD. 20 feet Move to the next slide to view the right answer
38. 38. Answer – DExplanation:OSHA states that step ladders longer than 20 feet shall not be supplied. It defines three typesof ladders:- Type I: Industrial stepladder, 3 to 20 feet for heavy duty, such as utilities, contractors, andindustrial use.- Type II: Commercial stepladder, 3 to 12 feet for medium duty, such as painters, offices, andlight industrial use.- Type III: Household stepladder, 3 to 6 feet for light duty, such as light household use. Move to the next slide to view the next question
39. 39. Scaffolds and their components must be capable of supporting withoutfailure at least ____ times the maximum intended load.A. 2B. 4C. 5D. 10 Move to the next slide to view the right answer
40. 40. Answer – B Move to the next slide to view the next question
41. 41. "Thank You For Taking The Quiz" Move to the next slide to view the next question