|Document ID (ISN)||68957|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Moore J.S., Garg A.
||Participatory ergonomics in a red meat packing plant. Part I: Evidence of long-term effectiveness
||Feb. 1997, Vol.58, No.2, p.127-131. 6 ref.
||The development and evaluation of an ergonomics programme initiated in 1986 at a red meat packing plant is described. Analysis of injury and illness data indicated that crude annual incidence rates and lost-time incidence rates increased during the period 1986-1993. There was no consistent pattern of increase or decrease for severity rates, but a shift from lost time to restricted time was noted. The percentage of recordable disorders that were ergonomics-related stayed constant. A consistent and progressive decrease in workers' compensation costs was also noted.
||health programmes; slaughtering; meat industry; safety programmes; ergonomics
||USA; injuries; programme evaluation; severity rates; cost of accidents; cost of diseases; frequency rates; workmen's compensation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Workplace health promotion