JDJCSET | Occupational Safety & Health Session

Title

Identifying and Evaluating Ergonomic Risk Factors at a Poultry Processing Facility

Presenter Information

Alex KlappFollow
Cameron BishopFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

Major

Occupational Safety and Health: Industrial Hygiene Concentration

Minor

no minor

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Tracey Wortham

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

OSH Presentation, Thursday April 20, 8:00AM

This presentation will include an analysis of ergonomic issues at a poultry processing facility in Western Kentucky. Alex and Cameron, from the OSH 663 Applied Workplace Ergonomics course, visited the site to evaluate potential ergonomic risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in trussing, material handling, and shoulder cutting using techniques such as the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment, Strain Index, and ergonomic checklists. An overview of the findings along with control recommendations for reducing ergonomic hazards will be presented.

Affiliations

Occupational Safety and Health

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Identifying and Evaluating Ergonomic Risk Factors at a Poultry Processing Facility

OSH Presentation, Thursday April 20, 8:00AM

This presentation will include an analysis of ergonomic issues at a poultry processing facility in Western Kentucky. Alex and Cameron, from the OSH 663 Applied Workplace Ergonomics course, visited the site to evaluate potential ergonomic risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in trussing, material handling, and shoulder cutting using techniques such as the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment, Strain Index, and ergonomic checklists. An overview of the findings along with control recommendations for reducing ergonomic hazards will be presented.