The MSDs Mastermind Quiz

Are you an MSD mastermind? Take our quiz!

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs (a.k.a. MSKs)) are a big issue in the workplace, but how much do you know about them? Test your knowledge with our latest tricky but fun quiz! 

The term ‘musculoskeletal disorder’ covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back. Risk factors causing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can be found in virtually every workplace from commerce to agriculture, health services to construction.

HSE’s main focus is on health and safety issues related to pain and disorders caused by the work a person does, whether this occurs in the neck, shoulders and arms (Upper Limbs), back, or hips, knees and ankles and feet (Lower Limbs).

Whilst anyone in any line of work can succumb to MSDs, there are several ways that organisations can minimise the risks to employees such as receiving professional training in ergonomics or manual handling, or by conducting periodic DSE assessments.

Are you an MSDs Mastermind? Now’s your chance to prove it!

A variety of factors can contribute to the occurrence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) ranging from work that features repetitive movements to an organisation’s health and safety culture.

Whatever the causes, WRMSDs are bad news for business since they can harm employee health and impact productivity. But how much do you know about MSDs? It’s time to find out with our marvellous MSDs Mastermind quiz!

Are you sitting comfortably? Here are the questions...

According to NHS England, musculoskeletal conditions affect 1 in [how many] of the UK's adult population?
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) account for what percentage of all work-related ill health?
The four industries with the highest rates of WRMSDs, averaged over the three years 2013- 2016, are: agriculture & forestry; construction; transport & storage and
The medical term for inflammation of the lining of the sheath that surrounds a tendon is:
Between 2002 and 2008, ten cases of WRMSDs in butchers were reported by rheumatologists. Causes given for these conditions included chopping, deboning, heavy lifting and in one case:
A higher prevalence of patellar osteophytosis is likely to be found in which type of worker?
DSE assessments can help to reduce the risks of WRMSDs. What does 'DSE' stand for?
How many working days were estimated to be lost to WRMSDs in the year 2015/16?
According to Public Health England, "regular [what] at every stage of life can reduce the risk of many musculoskeletal conditions"?
Which of the following conditions is NOT classed as a musculoskeletal disorder?

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