Investigation of cumulative trauma disorders in a poultry processing plant.
Armstrong-TJ; Foulke-JA; Joseph-BS; Goldstein-SA
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1982 Feb; 43(2):103-116
Cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tenosynovitis can be caused, precipitated, or aggravated by repeated exertions with the hand. This paper describes a study in a poultry processing factory that proceeds from an analysis of health records to an analysis of work methods, postures and forces. Alternative work procedures and knife designs are recommended to reduce stressful work postures and forces.
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Cumulative-trauma; Poultry; Poultry-industry; Poultry-workers; Food-handlers; Food-processing-equipment; Food-processing-workers; Industrial-environment; Injuries; Meat-handlers; Posture; Force; Equipment-design; Stress; Work-practices; Extremities; Hand-tools; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Lost-work-days; Accident-statistics
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan