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Document ID (ISN)108377
CIS number 08-978
Year 2004
Convention or series no. OSHA Publication No.3213-09N (2004)
Title Ergonomics for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders - Guidelines for poultry processing
Bibliographic information Publications U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20210, USA, Sep. 2004. 23p. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract A major component of OSHA's approach to ergonomics is the development of industry-specific and task-specific guidelines to reduce and prevent workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These voluntary guidelines were designed specifically for the poultry processing industry. They were drawn in part from earlier guidelines for meatpacking. While the two guidelines are similar, the poultry guidelines include more examples of practical ergonomic solutions and use the terms "musculoskeletal disorders" and "MSDs" instead of the earlier terminology of "cumulative trauma disorders" and "CTDs".
Descriptors (primary) USA; birds; meat industry; ergonomics; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) conveyors; safety guides; public OSH institutions; notification of occupational accidents; equipment layout; work efficiency; muscular strength; manual handling; roller conveyors; hand tools; injuries; programme evaluation; job study; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; workers' participation; safety consciousness
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Workers' participation
Food industry
Animal hazards