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Ergonomics evaluation of zinc pot skimming.

Authors
Habes-DJ
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2001 Apr; 16(4):419-425
NIOSHTIC No.
20030507
Abstract
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) from the Director of Environmental Safety and Health at a facility where workers were experiencing strain to the lower back and arms while performing a zinc pot-skimming operation. The request also stated that over the years there had been two con. rmed cases of carpal tunnel syndrome among workers performing the job. A NIOSH representative visited the facility, at which time videotapes of the operation were taken, workplace components and tools were photographed and measured, and workers were informally interviewed about the work process.
Keywords
Case-studies; Ergonomics; Zinc-compounds; Workers; Worker-health; Occupational-health; Back-injuries; Arm-injuries; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Workplace-studies; Workplace-monitoring; Posture; Environmental-factors; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards
CODEN
AOEHE9
Publication Date
20010401
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Tharr-D
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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