Fish Processing

Developed by: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Description: An example of applying ergonomics to food preparation in a fish processing plant. The resource briefly describes what a secondary fish processing plant does and some general hazards common to many workers in these plants. The resource details the demands and risks with two representative jobs (Buttered Sole and Scallops Line) by breaking the job into individual tasks and seeing how those tasks might put workers at risk for developing MSDs. Lastly, potential solutions are posed for the two jobs on a task-by-task basis.

This is one of a series of 42 job-specific ergonomic applications created by this developer. You can access them by clicking on the “Back to Occupations and Workplaces” link at the top right of this resource.

Keywords: fish, processing, plant, factory, conveyor, wrapping, packaging, repetitive, RSI, RMI, force, posture, duration, CCOHS

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