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Walk-through survey report: ergonomic interventions for the beverage delivery industry at Coca-Cola Enterprises Incorporated, Cincinnati, Ohio.
McGlothlin JD; Bernard TM
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 181-11a, 1992 Nov; :1-63
An onsite visit was made to the Coca-Cola Enterprises Incorporated (SIC-2086) facility in Cincinnati, Ohio for the purpose of identifying job tasks with the potential to cause or aggravate musculoskeletal injuries; to determine the feasibility of ergonomic controls to decrease the potential for such injuries; and to use the information gathered to reduce and prevent musculoskeletal problems in this industry. The company had 120 full time beverage deliverymen who worked 5 to 6 days a week, 10 to 12 hours a day delivering 16,000 to 24,000 pounds of product per day. A beverage deliveryman must manually load and unload his truck, wheel the hand truck to the point of delivery specified by the customer, manually unload the handtruck, and place products on display shelves or storage areas. The individual tasks involved in the day's work were delineated and evaluated and analyzed biomechanically. Three delivery routes were videotaped for evaluation of musculoskeletal risk factors. The results indicated that frequent compressive back forces exceeded the NIOSH allowable limits and these should be controlled through administrative or engineering controls. Specific control methods were discussed which included engineering controls, administrative controls, and work methods.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Ergonomics; Posture; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Control-technology; Drivers; Manual-materials-handling; Manual-lifting
Field Studies; Control Technology
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