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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-97-0231-2705, Peerless-Premier Appliance Company, Belleville, Illinois.
Estill CF; Hudock SD; Hewett DJ
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 97-0231-2705, 1998 Aug; :1-34
On June 3, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a union request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at Peerless-Premier Appliance Company in Belleville, Illinois. The request was from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO, which represents two of the unions in the facility, Locals S4 and S60. The HHE request was initiated by reports of musculoskeletal injuries, especially sprains and strains in the upper extremities. The requesters also expressed concerns over silica exposures in the enameling department. In response, NIOSH personnel conducted site visits at the plant on September 30, 1997, and December 2-3, 1997, to evaluate these employee concerns. This report discusses the details of the site visits and presents the findings and recommendations.
Health-hazards; Occupational-safety-and-health; Musculoskeletal-injuries; Back; Shoulder; Sprains; Strains; Silica; Exposures; Site visits; Ergonomics; Region-5; Hazard-Confirmed; Author Keywords: household cooking equipment; ergonomics; work-related musculoskeletal disorders; household appliances; ranges; incentive pay; upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders
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