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Document ID (ISN)68958
CIS number 97-1017
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jones R.J.
Title Corporate ergonomics program of a large poultry processor
Bibliographic information Feb. 1997, Vol.58, No.2, p.132-137. 4 ref.
Abstract A corporate-wide ergonomics programme designed to combat continued increases in musculoskeletal disorders at a large poultry processor is described. The programme involved the establishment of ergonomics committees at each facility, extensive training, worksite analysis and task design, and the implementation of medical management procedures for musculoskeletal disorders. An ergonomics assessment was completed annually at each location to identify weaknesses and to ensure compliance with the goals of the programme. Benefits of the programme included reduced workers' compensation claims and costs, and improved employee morale and productivity.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; slaughtering; meat industry; ergonomics; safety programmes; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) USA; programme evaluation; ergonomic evaluation; workmen's compensation; information of personnel; cost of accidents; cost of diseases; role of management; medical supervision
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Workplace health promotion
Food industry
Safety programmes
Ergonomics