Title

Injury prevention in the meat industry: Limited evidence of effectiveness for ergonomic programs in reducing the severity of musculoskeletal injuries

Date of this Version

2-8-2016

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Citation only

Adam, K., Gibson, L., & Cook, M. (2016). Injury prevention in the meat industry: Limited evidence of effectiveness for ergonomic programs in reducing the severity of musculoskeletal injuries. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(1), 59-60.

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© Copyright, 2016 Occupational Therapy Australia

ISSN

0045-0766

Abstract

Objective of the review:

To investigate the effectiveness of occupational health interventions in the meat processing industry on work and health-related outcomes.

Design:

Systematic review.

Search strategies:

Key terms were ‘meat processing industry’ including interventions and outcomes (e.g. ‘health promotion’, ‘work ability’, ‘sickness absence’, ‘health status’). A search of databases was conducted including: PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library, unpublished studies and grey literature for articles published between 1990 and January 8, 2013.

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