Thirty-two jobs at a pork processing plant were semi-quantitatively analyzed in terms of their ergonomic characteristics, then classified as « hazardous » or « safe » in terms of potential risk for elbow or hand/wrist disorders.
The spectrum, number, and incidence of such disorders occurring during the preceding 20 months were then compared to the job analyses and hazard classifications.
There were 104 disorders associated with 15 job categories.
The disorders included epicondylitis (24), nonspecific hand/wrist pain (41), carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) (21), trigger finger (12), trigger thumb (3), and DeQuervain's tenosynovitis (3).
The strength demands of the jobs associated with morbidity were significantly greater than those of jobs without morbidity.
Differences in wrist posture were less significant.
Type of grasp and repetitiveness were not significantly different.
Mots-clés Pascal : Industrie alimentaire, Viande porc, Canal carpien syndrome, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Médecine travail, Facteur risque, Morbidité, Traumatisme, Compression, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Food industry, Pork, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Occupational exposure, Human, Occupational medicine, Risk factor, Morbidity, Trauma, Compression, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0042732
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 09/06/1995.