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Document ID (ISN)68957
CIS number 97-1016
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Moore J.S., Garg A.
Title Participatory ergonomics in a red meat packing plant. Part I: Evidence of long-term effectiveness
Bibliographic information Feb. 1997, Vol.58, No.2, p.127-131. 6 ref.
Internet access 97-1016.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; slaughtering; meat industry; safety programmes; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) USA; injuries; programme evaluation; severity rates; cost of accidents; cost of diseases; frequency rates; workmen's compensation
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) Workplace health promotion
Food industry
Safety programmes