Take a Safety Quiz and Help Prevent Workplace Injuries

Complete 10 questions and enter your name in a drawing to win a dozen delicious cookies

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How Safe Is Your Workplace?

Test your workplace safety knowledge during National Safety Month.

Everyone who completes the quiz – regardless of how many correct answers they get – can enter their name in a drawing to receive one of 10 boxes of a dozen cookies from Southern Sugar Bakery.

Last June, Sorrell was one of the roughly 700 people to complete the safety quiz. At the end of the month, hers was one of the 10 names drawn in the raffle for the cookies.

“The cookies were awesome,” said Sorrell, who shared the cookies with her family. “But increasing our safety awareness is really what this is all about.”

The questions cover common best practices for a safe workplace and procedural questions about what Duke staff and faculty should do in case of a workplace injury.

“We have people that work in all different types of jobs at Duke with all different types of hazards, so we made the questions applicable to our employees no matter what kind of work they’re in,” said Nicole Greeson, Associate Director of OESO.  “We want to get people thinking about safety during National Safety Month when they might not otherwise be thinking about it on a routine basis.”

In data released in December of 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 5,486 fatal work injuries recorded in the U.S. in 2022, up 5.7% from the previous year. The National Safety Council reported that the top three categories for occupational injuries were exposure to harmful substances or environments, overexertion of bodily reaction and slips, trips and falls.

“This quiz is an easy way to refresh your understanding of what you can do to keep your area safe,” said Chip Kyles, Director of Workers’ Compensation for Duke Human Resources. “That’s our focus. We want everybody engaged because each employee has the opportunity to address the risks in their own environment, because they know it best.”

Take the quiz here.

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