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Safety information profile: warehousing operations (including loading and unloading).

Authors
Simonson-AV
Source
NIOSH 1979 Apr; :1-41
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091531
Abstract
A safety information profile is presented for the warehouse operations industry (Standard Industrial Classification 422). Loading and unloading operations and three types of warehouses are described. Safety and health hazards are discussed, including strained muscles and toxic exposure to chemicals. Injury and illness statistics are tabulated, and limited exposure level data and three related studies are cited. Industry trends are described and current federal standards are outlined. Names and addresses of industry associations and other interested parties are provided. It is concluded that the manual handling of materials is a major hazard of this industry. Production standards are seen as intensifying this problem, and existing federal standards are judged to be inadequate. The comprehensive training of personnel in good work practices, use of mechanical equipment whenever possible, and medical evaluation of employee physical abilities are recommended. Additional research is suggested.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0130; Safety-programs; Safety-practices; Safety-equipment; Accident-statistics; Industrial-operations; Industrial-processes; Industrial-equipment; Industrial-hazards; Warehousing-and-storage
Publication Date
19790401
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-154830
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Contract-210-78-0130
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia
State
VA; WV
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