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An assessment of occupational safety and health hazards in selected small businesses manufacturing wood pallets-part 1. Noise and physical hazards.

Authors
Malkin R; Hudock SD; Hayden C; Lentz TJ; Topmiller J; Niemeier RW
Source
J Occup Environ Hyg 2005 Apr; 2(4):D18-D21
NIOSHTIC No.
20026319
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
CODEN
JOEHA2
Publication Date
20050401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2005
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1545-9624
NIOSH Division
EID; DART
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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