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OSHA Cites Poultry Processor for Musculoskeletal Hazards
The discovery that workers at an Alabama poultry processing plant were exposed to musculoskeletal hazards is cause for concern, said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels.
OSHA recently cited Wayne Farms LLC, which makes products under the brand names Dutch Quality House and Platinum Harvest, for exposing workers to dangerous machinery, fall and musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) hazards.
The agency issued 11 citations to the poultry processing plant in Jack, Alabama, including two serious general duty clause citations for MSD hazards. One general duty clause citation was issued for exposing employees on the debone line to hazards while performing prolonged, repetitive, forceful tasks, often while using awkward postures. OSHA issued the second general duty citation for exposing employees to the stressors of repetitive lifting and carrying of totes filled with chicken that weighed in excess of 75 pounds.
The company was fined $14,000 for the MSD-related violations. Total proposed penalties topped $102,000.
"These types of injuries are preventable by implementing appropriate engineering and administrative controls in the workplace, and when they occur, they must be treated early with appropriate medical care to prevent the illness from progressing," said Michaels.
 
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