Task 4: Tender Puller
pullers use their fingers to pull tenders away from the breast bone after the main section of breast has been
removed. This task may be performed
while the carcass is on the cone line or from a cut full breast placed
on a flat work surface.
Hazards of this task may include:
Employees repeatedly reach to conveyor or shelf to obtain breasts, reach to cones to pull
tenders, or reach to place
finished product in tubs or receptacles. Repetitive reaching stresses
the shoulder and upper back.
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diverter bars to push product closer to the employee.
- Reduce width of
work surfaces 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.
for a long time
Standing for a long time
reduces blood flow to the legs, forces isolated muscles to work for an extended
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.