Task 5: Cone Line Feeder
use a cone line as the main staging area for removing appendages and
meat from the body of the bird. The feeder places the eviscerated carcass
the cone, which is integrated into a conveyor line. This line moves the bird
past employees who remove parts from the carcass.
plants parts are removed from birds hanging from a shackle conveyor or the
process may be automated using multi-cut machinery. In these cases the cone line feeder is replaced by a
this task may include:
Employees repeatedly reach to a conveyor or shelf to obtain birds for
processing and reach to place birds on the cone. Repetitive reaching stresses
the shoulder and upper back.
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diverter bars to push the product closer to the employee.
width of supply conveyor so
the product is
presented closer to the employee.
cones and other work fixtures so all activities of the task can be performed with the elbows in close
to the torso.
Provide height-adjustable stands,
where appropriate, to place employee in proper orientation to the work surface.
Standing for a long time
Standing for a long time reduces blood flow to the legs, forces isolated muscles to work for
time, and increases risk of fatigue and varicose veins.
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sit/stand stools, which allow
employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright
employees to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
Provide a foot rest
in front of employees so they can shift their posture.