OSHA has issued another set of voluntary guidelines for managing ergonomic risks, this one to protect workers in the poultry processing industry

Guidelines for poultry processing offers practical recommendations to reduce the number and severity of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) throughout the industry.

"Most poultry processing facilities have made substantial efforts to address work-related MSDs," says OSHA chief John Henshaw. "The guidelines incorporate many of those successful solutions.

"These are voluntary guidelines intended to build upon progress made in the poultry processing industry," Henshaw says.

Poultry processing joins the nursing home and retail grocery store industries as specific targets of voluntary ergo guidelines. Guidelines are also being drafted for the ship-building industry.