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The organization of work: implications for injury and illness among immigrant Latino poultry-processing workers.

Authors
Grzywacz-JG; Arcury-TA; Marín-A; Carrillo-L; Coates-ML; Burke-B; Quandt-SA
Source
Arch Environ Occup Health 2007 Mar; 62(1):19-26
NIOSHTIC No.
20034061
Abstract
The US poultry-processing industry employs a large number of immigrants and has among the highest occupational illness rates for manufacturing. Previous research has not studied the potential health effects of psychosocial indicators of how poultry-processing work is organized. The investigators collected survey data from 200 immigrant Latinos working in poultry processing. Management practices (eg, poor commitment to safety, abusive supervision) and indicators of job design (eg, authority, variety, psychological workload, frequent awkward posture, and repetitive movement) were associated with risk of recent musculoskeletal problems, respiratory problems, and self-reported injury/illness. The results provide preliminary evidence suggesting that the organization of work underlies injury and illness among immigrant workers in poultry processing.
Keywords
Safety-climate; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Poultry-workers; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-practices; Worker-health; Respiratory-system-disorders
Contact
Joseph G. Grzywacz, Wake Forest University School of Medicine-Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest, NC 27157-1084
CODEN
AEOHAJ
Publication Date
20070301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
grzywacz@wfubmc.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R25-OH-008335
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1933-8244
Source Name
Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
State
NC
Performing Organization
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
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