Take a Quiz and Help Prevent Workplace Injuries

During National Safety Month in June, test your awareness and win a chance at a box of cookies

Goggles, mask, hard hat, gloves and ear plugs are a key part of safety.

With approximately 43,000 employees, whose jobs range from working with electricity to conducting lab research, it’s important that staff and faculty at Duke recognize their own individual ownership in staying safe at work, said Chip Kyles, director of Workers’ Compensation.

“Most accidents are preventable,” Kyles said. “And the way to prevent accidents is to be aware of your risk, then mitigate that risk for yourself. You do that by knowing the proper procedures, the proper PPE, all those kinds of things.”

In 2021, work-related medically consulted injuries totaled 4.26 million, according to the National Safety Council. This year, National Safety Month will recognize emergency preparedness, slips, trips and falls, heat-related illness, and hazard recognition.

Duke’s quiz comes with a prize. Ten quiz participants will be randomly selected to win a box of cookies from Southern Sugar Bakery in Raleigh.

“These are really good cookies,” Kyles said. “Who doesn’t love a box of cookies? They can either have them delivered to their home address or delivered to their work, if they want to share them with their coworkers.”

Take the quiz here.

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