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Document ID (ISN)111765
CIS number 11-0364
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Towey A., Petitti C.
Title OSHA compliance issues - A case of Q fever
Bibliographic information Oct. 2009, Vol.6, p. D63-D65. 2 ref.
Abstract This article describes an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) following several cases of Q fever at a slaughterhouse and meat packaging enterprise. The investigation involved inspecting the facilities and interviewing workers and management. Several violations were noted, and the enterprise was ordered to implement corrective measures with regard to work processes, hygiene, information and training of personnel, and supply of suitable personal protective equipment.
Descriptors (primary) slaughtering; Q fever; occupational hygiene evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) USA; premises and workplaces; zoonoses; responsibilities of employers; information of personnel; supply of personal protective equipment; report on investigation; public OSH institutions; handling of animals; disobeying safety instructions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Food industry