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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Postural analysis of pork special cuts in a typical slaughterhouse in Brazil
Author:Wemerton Luis EVANGELISTA (Professors – IFMG, Brazil)
Laureilton José Almeida BORGES (Production Engineering Student - Instituto Federal Minas Gerais (IFMG), Brazil)
Cassia Maria Silva NORONHA (Professors – IFMG, Brazil)
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: Interactive poster session     Session: Posters

Nowadays, with the most competitive market, companies have sought new ergonomic strategies. This study was conducted in a typical slaughterhouse from the Brazilian swine industry, in order to perform a postural ergonomics analysis, followed by proposals to minimize or eliminate identified risks. Among the various sectors of the productive processes in the slaughterhouse the one that presented greatest need was selected: the special cuts sector (sausages). It is believed that the analysis of postural assessment and recommendations presented in this paper, will allow the production process of the slaughterhouse to become more efficient and provide greater welfare to the employees.