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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-96-0258-2673, Foss Manufacturing Company, Inc., Hampton, New Hampshire.

Authors
Waters-T; Piacitelli-L
Source
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, HETA 96-0258-2673, 1998 Feb; :1-50
NIOSHTIC No.
20000008
Abstract
On March 3-5, 1997, representatives from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) visited the Foss non-woven textile manufacturing plant in Hampton, New Hampshire, in response to a company request for a health hazard evaluation. the request was prompted by the company's concerns about potential hazards of repetitivie lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and other physical stressors for the manufacturing process workers. There were three objectives of this evaluation: (1) Document the presence of exposure to physical stressors associated with manual material handling (MMH) activities that are known to increase the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs); (2) Determine the prevalance of WRMSDs associated with MMH activities of manufacturing process workers; (3) Develop recommendations for reducing the physical demands of the jobs, thereby reducing the risk of injury associated with MMH at the manufacturing facility.
Keywords
Region-1; Hazard-Confirmed; Health-hazard-evalaution; Textile-manufacturing; Physical-stressors; Occupational-safety-and-health; Material-handling; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-disorders; Injuries; Author Keywords: non-woven textiles; ergonomics; lifting
Publication Date
19980201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-152191
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-96-0258-2673
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2297
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NH; OH
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