Rationalization in meat cutting - consequences on physical workload.

  title={Rationalization in meat cutting - consequences on physical workload.},
  author={Inger Arvidsson and Istv{\'a}n Balogh and Gert-{\AA}ke Hansson and K. Ohlsson and Ingrid {\AA}kesson and Catarina Nordander},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  volume={43 6},
Meat cutting is associated with several ergonomic risk factors and a high risk of musculoskeletal disorders. The development of new production systems points to an increased degree of mechanization; instead of subdividing split carcasses of pigs with a knife, the halves are trisected by an electrical saw into 'sixth-parts', resulting in shorter work cycles for the workers. Recently, machine-directed line-production systems have been implemented. This study evaluates differences in the physical… CONTINUE READING
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