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Health Hazard Evaluation HETA 98-0085-2715, Aurora Casket Company, Auroro, Indiana.

Authors
Habes-DJ; Wigmore-D
Source
NIOSH, 1998 Oct :1-37
NIOSHTIC No.
20000542
Abstract
On January 14, 1998, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, on behalf of local M-300 of the Aurora Casket Co. in Aurora, Indiana. The union asked NIOSH to evaluate concerns that repetitive motion injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders may increase with the introduction of a new production method in the sewing and interior parts casket manufacturing departments. NIOSH representatives conducted an evaluation April 20-23, 1998. This included videotaping of the job tasks in the sewing/interior departments, review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 200), and distribution of a medical and musculoskeletal disorders symptom questionnaire to the workers.
Keywords
Health-hazard-evaluation; HETA; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Repetitive-work; Back-pain; Psychological-stress; Sewing; Lifting; Standing; Stapling; Posture;
Publication Date
19981001
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-167769
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA 98-0085-2715
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
SIC Code
3994;
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH;
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