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Proportion of workers' compensation expenditures for cumulative trauma disorders in the meat products industries.

Authors
Jensen-R; Bobick-T
Source
Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety III. Karwowski W, Yates JW, Mital A, eds. New York: Taylor and Francis, 1991 May; 3:91-94
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20030715
Abstract
Expenditures by the meat processing industries for cumulative trauma compensation claims were examined for one year using data from three U.S. states. Results indicated that 19.6 percent of workers' compensation expenditures were for cumulative trauma claims. The wrist was the affected part of body in 63 percent of the cumulative trauma cases.
Keywords
Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Cumulative-trauma; Meat-handlers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Ergonomics; Repetitive-work; Workplace-studies; Workplace-monitoring; Monitoring-systems; Muscle-tension; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Lost-work-days
Publication Date
19910501
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Karwowski-W; Yates-JW; Mital-A
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780748400065
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety III. Proceedings of the Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 10-14 June 1991. The Official Conference of the International Foundation for Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research
State
WV; AR; OR; NC; NV
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