|Packout - Bone-Out Packaging
Task 1: Quick Freeze Line Loader
The quick freeze line loader places product
on a conveyor, which feeds it into quick freeze unit.
Hazards of this task may include:
Employees repeatedly reach to
obtain parts for placement on a conveyor and then reach to place the parts
on the conveyor. Repetitive reaching stresses the shoulder and upper back.
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- Use diverter
bars to push the product closer to the employee.
- Reduce width of
conveyor so the product is presented closer to the employee.
supplies and product so all activities of the task can be
performed with the elbows in close to the torso.
- Develop both left- and right-hand stations so employees can rotate
through different stations and experience periods of working rest.
- Provide adjustable work tables or stands so task can be performed without
torso bending or reaching.
Standing 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.