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Poultry Processing Industry eTool

Plain Language
 


In keeping with OSHA's policy of using plain language, we have attempted in this eTool to describe the Hazardous Situations and Possible Solutions in words that will be recognized readily by both employers and employees in this industry. OSHA officials and other safety and health professionals may use different terms.

For example:
"Blood on employee" could be referred to as "exposure to contaminants"

"Standing for a long time" could be referred to as "ergonomic fatigue"

"Hands/fingers getting caught by rollers" could be referred to as "unguarded machines"

"Reaching across high and/or wide work surfaces," "repetitive pinch grips," "wrist deflection," and "bending at the waist" could all be referred to as "repetitive ergonomic hazards."


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