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Follow-up Checklist

Use this checklist as a tool to help you in your efforts to identify hazards in your facility and keep track of follow-up measures. It can be used in two ways:
1. You can print out the entire checklist for all the tasks in this area of your plant to take with you as you evaluate this department. To use this option, select "Blank Checklist" below. A new window will appear with the full checklist for all the tasks in this area of your plant; you can then print the full checklist using your browser's print procedure.

2. You can go through the checklist and make selections and comments before printing. To do this, first check the box next to each hazardous situation you have identified. Then for each suggested solution, indicate whether the solution is currently in use, something you want to consider, or not applicable. Include comments about the solutions or applicable follow-up procedures. Note that you may wish to identify other solutions that would prevent or control the hazardous situation in your plant. At the end of each task, there is also a field for identifying other hazards related to the task or comments about the task.

Select "Print Completed Checklist", which will create a new window with a version of the checklist that can be printed using your browser's print procedure. The checklist printed with this option will include only the hazardous situations for which you have made entries. YOUR ENTRIES WILL NOT BE SAVED ON YOUR COMPUTER.
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Rehang

 Reaching to conveyor and shackles
Minimize forward reaches by moving shackle conveyor towards employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Minimize vertical distance between shackles and belt conveyor to minimize bending to reach down to supply conveyor and elevated reaches to reach up to shackle conveyor.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees up and down hanging line.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can properly position themselves.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide a foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Opener (Vent Opener)

  Ergonomic hazards from use of scissors.
Provide workers with pneumatic scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees to tasks that do not require scissor use.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide workers with spring activated scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Reaching to the shackles
Lower shackles and/or move them closer to employees so they can perform task with elbows in close to the body.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can properly position themselves.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install automatic machines and make sure they are working properly.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body or that work at a slower pace.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide a foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Neck Breaker

 Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide a foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Reaching to the shackles
Lower shackles and/or move them closer to employees so they can perform task with elbows in close to body.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can properly position themselves.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install automatic machines and make sure they are working properly.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body or that work at a slower pace.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Ergonomic hazards from use of knives
Keep knives sharp and in good condition.
in use; consider; not applicable
Remove damaged knives from service.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use knives appropriate for the task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Keep the wrist as straight as possible during the cutting task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide properly sized gloves.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Oil Sack Cutter

 Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide a foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Reaching to the shackles
Lower shackles and/or move them closer to employees so they can perform task with elbows in close to body.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can properly position themselves.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install automatic machines and make sure they are working properly.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body or that work at a slower pace.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Ergonomic hazards from use of knives
Keep knives sharp and in good condition.
in use; consider; not applicable
Remove damaged knives from service.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use knives appropriate for the task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Keep the wrist as straight as possible during the cutting task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide properly sized gloves.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Arranger

 Pulling and turning viscera
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can adjust their work height to keep wrist as straight as possible.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that perform motions that use different body parts or that work at a different pace.
in use; consider; not applicable
Tilt bird to minimize wrist deviation.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Reaching to the shackles
Lower shackles and/or move them closer to employees so they can perform task with elbows in close to body.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can properly position themselves.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install automatic machines and make sure they are working properly.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body or that work at a slower pace.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide a foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Giblet Harvester

 Reaching to the shackles
Lower shackles and/or move them closer to employees so they can perform task with elbows in close to body.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can properly position themselves.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install automatic machines and make sure they are working properly.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body or that work at a slower pace.
in use; consider; not applicable

 Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide a foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Gizzard Harvester

 Reaching across high and/or wide work surface
Use diverter bars to push product closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reduce width of table so product is presented closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Position work fixtures so all activities of the task can be performed with the elbows in close to the torso.
in use; consider; not applicable
Tilt work surface so product slides to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Ergonomic hazards from use of knives
Keep knives sharp and in good condition.
in use; consider; not applicable
Remove damaged knives from service.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use knives appropriate for the task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide properly sized gloves.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Ergonomic hazards from use of scissors
Provide workers with pneumatic scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate tasks between those using different motions or tools.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide workers with spring activated scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Gizzard Table Operator

 Reaching across high and/or wide work surface
Use diverter bars to push product closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reduce width of table so product is presented closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Position work fixtures so all activities of the task can be performed with the elbows in close to the torso.
in use; consider; not applicable
Tilt work surface so product slides to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Ergonomic hazards from use of knives
Keep knives sharp and in good condition.
in use; consider; not applicable
Remove damaged knives from service.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use knives appropriate for the task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide properly sized gloves.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Ergonomic hazards from use of scissors
Provide workers with pneumatic scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate tasks between those using different motions or tools.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide workers with spring activated scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Gizzard Table-Peeler Operator

 Hands/fingers getting caught by rollers
Prohibit employees from wearing long sleeves, gloves, or jewelry.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide cutoff switch in immediate vicinity of operator.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Reaching across high and/or wide work surface
Use diverter bars to push product closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reduce width of table so product is presented closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Position work fixtures so all activities of the task can be performed with the elbows in close to the torso.
in use; consider; not applicable
Tilt work surface so product slides to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Prolonged and forceful finger exertion
Rotate employees to tasks that use different body parts or motions.
in use; consider; not applicable
Align peeler to reposition employee to minimize wrist bending.
in use; consider; not applicable
Maintain machine so it works at maximum efficiency.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Heart and Liver Cutter/Inspector

 Reaching across high and/or wide work surface
Use diverter bars to push product closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reduce width of table so product is presented closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Position work fixtures so all activities of the task can be performed with the elbows in close to the torso.
in use; consider; not applicable
Tilt work surface so product slides to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Ergonomic hazards from use of knives
Keep knives sharp and in good condition.
in use; consider; not applicable
Remove damaged knives from service.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use knives appropriate for the task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide properly sized gloves.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Ergonomic hazards from use of scissors
Provide workers with pneumatic scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate tasks between those using different motions or tools.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide workers with spring activated scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Bagger

 Repetitive pinch grips
Rotate to those jobs that use different motions and postures.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use automatic bag sealers.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reposition bagging fixtures and sealer heights vertically so the bag can be slid, rather than lifted,  between these areas.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Reaching across or up to high work surfaces
Use diverter bars to push product closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reduce width of table so product is presented closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Tilt work surface so product slides to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Position bagging fixtures, bags, scales, and supplies of product so employees may maintain neutral postures. Bagging fixture should be low enough so employee's elbows can remain in at the side of the body.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Lung Vacuumer

 Awkward hand/arm postures
Install automatic machines.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands.
in use; consider; not applicable
Bend vacuum nozzle to maintain straight wrist and elbow close to body.
in use; consider; not applicable
Redesign handle and actuator trigger so vacuuming can be performed with straight wrist and elbow close to body.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reposition bird.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Reaching to the shackles
Lower shackles so employees can perform task with elbows in close to the body.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can position themselves to minimize awkward postures.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install automatic machines and insure they are working properly.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body or use different motions.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Backup Eviscerator/Inspector

 Reaching to the shackles
Lower shackles so employees can perform task with elbows in close to the body.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can position themselves to minimize awkward postures.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install automatic machines and insure they are working properly.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body or use different motions.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Wrist deflection
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can be raised up so wrist bending is minimized.
in use; consider; not applicable
Tilt birds for better access.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install automatic machines.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body or use different motions.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their posture.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Rework Floor Person

 Bending at the waist to reach into tub
Automate the movement of product to rework areas so reaching into tubs is not necessary.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use a tilter dumper to elevate and tilt so the contents are continually moved forward toward the employee and are maintained at about waist height at all times.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use a tub dumper at the workstation to empty contents on the conveyor.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Reaching to the shackles
Install height-adjustable stands so employees can properly position themselves.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install automatic machines and insure they are working properly.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate workers to tasks that use different parts of the body or that work at a slower pace.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Ergonomic hazards from use of knives
Keep knives sharp and in good condition.
in use; consider; not applicable
Remove damaged knives from service.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use knives appropriate for the task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide properly sized gloves.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Ergonomic hazards from use of scissors
Provide workers with pneumatic scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate tasks between those using different motions or tools.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide workers with spring activated scissors.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Reaching across high and/or wide work surfaces
Use diverter bars to push product closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reduce width of table so product is presented closer to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Position work fixtures so all activities of the task can be performed with the elbows in close to the torso.
in use; consider; not applicable
Tilt work surface so product slides to employee.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
Ice Attendant

 Slips, trips, and falls
Cover drains with non-slip grating.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide workers with non-slip footwear and require their use.
in use; consider; not applicable
Paint floors with slip-resistant paint or install non-slip floor tile.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide guardrails at workstations adjacent to dangerous equipment to prevent injury.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Moving heavy tubs of ice
Provide tugs or mechanical assists where heavy loads must be moved using tubs.
in use; consider; not applicable
Maintain tubs in proper working condition to minimize the amount of pushing force which must be exerted.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use conveyors or augers to mechanically move ice.
in use; consider; not applicable
Keep floors clean and free of obstructions.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Shoveling loads of ice
Develop a mechanical means, such as conveyors or augers, to move ice around the plant.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide tub dumpers to mechanically unload tubs of ice.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards
 
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