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Investigation of cumulative trauma disorders in a poultry processing plant.

Authors
Armstrong-TJ; Foulke-JA; Joseph-BS; Goldstein-SA
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1982 Feb; 43(2):103-116
NIOSHTIC No.
20037985
Abstract
Cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tenosynovitis can be caused, precipitated, or aggravated by repeated exertions with the hand. This paper describes a study in a poultry processing factory that proceeds from an analysis of health records to an analysis of work methods, postures and forces. Alternative work procedures and knife designs are recommended to reduce stressful work postures and forces.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Cumulative-trauma; Poultry; Poultry-industry; Poultry-workers; Food-handlers; Food-processing-equipment; Food-processing-workers; Industrial-environment; Injuries; Meat-handlers; Posture; Force; Equipment-design; Stress; Work-practices; Extremities; Hand-tools; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Lost-work-days; Accident-statistics
CODEN
AIHAAP
Publication Date
19820201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Purchase Order
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Purchase-Order-80-2891; Purchase-Order-80-3647
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0002-8894
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
State
MI
Performing Organization
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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