An assessment of occupational safety and health hazards in selected small businesses manufacturing wood pallets-part 1. Noise and physical hazards.
Malkin-R; Hudock-SD; Hayden-C; Lentz-TJ; Topmiller-J; Niemeier-RW
J Occup Environ Hyg 2005 Apr; 2(4):D18-D21
Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) investigated occupational safety and health concerns in the small business wood pallet manufacturing industry. The investigation consisted of interviews with employees and managers and walkthrough tours of seven wood pallet manufacturing companies while taking measurements at several of them. The purpose of the project was to assess and characterize occupational safety and health hazards in the industry and to offer suggestions as to how exposure to the hazards might be mitigated. Noise level measurements and ergonomic observations were made at each facility. The column describes the assessments and suggestions to minimize ergonomic and noise exposures from the occupational risk factors at the facilities.
Ergonomics; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Health-hazards; Small-businesses; Wood-products; Noise-analysis; Noise-exposure; Safety-measures; Safety-programs; Occupational-exposure; Risk-factors
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene