Slaughtering and Rendering Plants Potential Occupational Hazards.
NIOSH 1977 Oct:321-326
Establishments for slaughtering and rendering animals for meat products under Group Industry No. 201 are classified as meatpacking plants, sausage and other prepared meat, poultry dressing plants, and poultry and eggs processing. The major processing steps are slaughtering, curing and processing, and rendering. Knife accidents are the principal type of disabling accidents. Poisoning by carbon- dioxide (124389) used for anesthetizing the animals before slaughtering can lead to accidents with knives and machinery. Other hazards are caused by carbon-monoxide (630080) from trucks and space heaters in poorly ventilated spaces, and hydrogen-sulfide (7783064) and methane (74828) from decomposing organic matter in closed areas such as trucks. Workers may also be exposed to bacterial diseases. (Contract No. 210-77-0120)
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0120; Slaughterhouses; Food-processing-industry; Industrial-emission-sources; Meat-packing-industry; Food-processing; Bacterial-infections; Toxic-gases; Food-processing-workers;
124-38-9; 630-08-0; 7783-06-4; 74-82-8;
Information Profiles on Potential Occupational Hazards, NIOSH Contract No. 210-77-0120, October 1977