More than half of U.S. poultry workers suffer musculoskeletal issues, study says

The result of a federal study released in early April concluded that 57%, nearly 6 out of every 10, poultry workers suffer from musculoskeletal disorders due to repetitive workplace tasks.

The study, which was conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), also stated that 42% of poultry workers suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition common among workers doing repetitive occupational tasks.

The results of this study urged the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) to once again call for the U.S. Agriculture Department to abandon its proposal to double poultry line speed by modifying its inspection measures. The group said the number of injuries will only get higher if the production line speeds up.

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