Federal study shows many poultry workers are ergonomically injured

The result of a study conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) showed that a majority of poultry plant workers in the U.S. are suffering from ergonomic-related illnesses.

According to the study, 6 out of 10, or 57%, of poultry workers are suffering from musculoskeletal disorders due to repetitive tasks at poultry plants. Furthermore, the study revealed that 42% of poultry workers across the country are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, a hand and arm disorder commonly reported by workers doing constant and repetitive work duties.

Accurately measuring the capacity of an injured worker looking to get back to work is extremely crucial for both employers and employees. At WorkSTEPS, we help businesses and employees ensure a productive and safe workplace through programs that scientifically measure a worker’s capability to return to work. Call us at (512) 617-4100 to learn more about what we can do for you.

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