Occupational Hazard Assessment: Criteria for Controlling Occupational Hazards in Animal Rendering Processes

March 1981
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 81-133

This document reviews information on occupational hazards associated with the rendering of animal material and recommends guidelines for preventing injury and illness in rendering plant workers. The major hazards in rendering plants result in mechanical injury; they include wet and slippery surfaces, lifting, pushing, and pulling large and heavy containers and carcassess, skinning, hide trimming, gutting and boning dead stock, and the moving parts of process equipment to which workers may be exposed.

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