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Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in poultry processing

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
USA
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

These updated guidelines provide recommendations for poultry processing facilities to reduce the number and severity of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In preparing the following recommendations, OSHA reviewed existing practices and programs as well as available scientific information on ergonomic-related risk factors in poultry processing facilities. OSHA’s guidelines are designed specifically for the poultry processing industry; however, other industries may find the recommendations and solutions presented useful.


 

Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in poultry processing

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
Employers
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention