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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0085-2715, Aurora Casket Company, Auroro, Indiana.
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 98-0085-2715, 1998 Oct; :1-37
On January 14, 1998, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, on behalf of local M-300 of the Aurora Casket Co. in Aurora, Indiana. The union asked NIOSH to evaluate concerns that repetitive motion injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders may increase with the introduction of a new production method in the sewing and interior parts casket manufacturing departments. NIOSH representatives conducted an evaluation April 20-23, 1998. This included videotaping of the job tasks in the sewing/interior departments, review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 200), and distribution of a medical and musculoskeletal disorders symptom questionnaire to the workers.
Health-hazard-evaluation; HETA; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Repetitive-work; Back-pain; Psychological-stress; Sewing; Lifting; Standing; Stapling; Posture; Author Keywords: Casket linings; sewing; stapling; TSS; work modules; lifting; repetitive motion; prolonged standing; musculoskeletal disorders; back pain; postural fatigue; psychological stress
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