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Injuries and accident causes in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry, 1943

Frank S. McElroy

Injuries and accident causes in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry, 1943

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Published by For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Slaughtering and slaughter-houses -- United States,
  • Meat industry and trade -- United States,
  • Industrial accidents -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[prepared by Frank S. McElroy and George R. McCormack]
    SeriesBulletin / United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics -- no. 855, Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics -- no. 855.
    ContributionsMcCormack, George R., United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 58 p. :
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22936173M
    OCLC/WorldCa8577994

    Government surveillance and regulation kept pace with the growth of the meatpacking industry. Even before Chicago annexed the Union Stock Yard and packinghouse district (Packingtown), city government tried to control smoke, odors, and waste disposal. Livestock raisers prevailed on state and federal government to investigate prices paid by the packers for cattle. Many of Cincinnati's most prominent people enhanced their wealth through the meatpacking industry. In , meatpacking was the second largest business in Cincinnati, behind only iron production. Meatpacking brought in more than million dollars to the city's economy that year, just million dollars behind the iron industry. The meatpacking industry not only has the highest injury rate, but also has by far the highest rate of serious injury—more than five times the national average, as measured in lost workdays. There were cases full-time workers in meat packing plants, compared to cases workers in private industry as a whole. [Chart data— TXT ] The knit underwear mills industry reported an incidence rate of repeated-trauma disorders which was just below the top rate, at cases workers.


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Injuries and accident causes in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry, 1943 by Frank S. McElroy Download PDF EPUB FB2

Injuries and Accident Causes in the Slaughtering and Meat-Packing Industry, Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, No.

by George R. (George Robertson) McCormack, Frank S. (Frank Shafer) McElroy, United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Injuries and Accident Causes in the Slaughtering and Meat-Packing Industry, Summary. It is axiomatic in safety circles that the elimination of work acci­ dents can be achieved only as a result of carefully planned and exe­ cuted efforts on the File Size: 4MB.

Add tags for "Injuries and accident causes in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry, ". Be the first. Get this from a library. Injuries and accident causes in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry, [Frank S McElroy; George R McCormack; United States.

Bureau of. There are many serious safety and health hazards in the meat packing industry. These hazards include exposure to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, musculoskeletal disorders, and hazardous chemicals (including ammonia that is used as a refrigerant).

Musculoskeletal disorders comprise a large part of these serious injuries. Working 'The Chain,' Slaughterhouse Workers Face Lifelong Injuries: The Salt Workers at American slaughterhouses and meat processing plants perform thousands of repetitive motions every day.

The. The Jungle is a novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (–). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities.

His primary purpose in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United : Upton Sinclair.

OSHA Injury Reporting Rule Sheds Light On Meat Packing Accidents Slaughterhouse and meat processing plant workers have some of the most dangerous jobs. One of the most common injury is.

With a New Afterword by the Author Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five yearsparticularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and deregulationhave had on workers, animals, and consumers/5.

The meat packing industry handles the slaughtering, processing, packaging, and distribution of meat from animals such as cattle, pigs, sheep and other livestock.

Poultry is generally not included. This greater part of the entire meat industry is primarily focused on producing meat for human consumption, but it also yields a variety of by-products including hides, feathers, dried.

Since this book was released you would think that the conditions people worked under would have changed. A new report by the Human Rights Watch entitled Blood, Sweat, and Fear Workers’ Rights in U.S. Meat and Poultry Plants reveals that these conditions still exist within United States meat packing industry.

Further, this industry is among. Safety and Health Guide for the Meatpacking Industry. OSHA Publication().

Increases employer and employee awareness of hazards within the meat packing industry and highlights the ways in which employers and employees can work together to eliminate workplace hazards. Worker Safety in the Meat and Poultry Industry.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there was an average of injuries or illnesses per full-time meat packing plant employees ina. Wages and hours of labor in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry Volume 1 [Statistics, United States.

Bureau] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Injuries and accident causes in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry Wages and hours of labor in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry Volume 1Author: United States.

Bureau Statistics. Many years ago the industry was among the most dangerous, but over time, particularly in the last 25 years, that has changed dramatically. Yet, probably due to the reading of books such as The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, consumers remain very concerned about the safety of the workers in the meat packing plants.

"The Jungle," a novel by Upton Sinclair, is full of graphic descriptions of the poor conditions workers and cattle endured in the Chicago meat-packing industry.

Sinclair's book was so moving and troubling that it inspired the establishment of the Food and Drug Administration, a federal agency that is to this day responsible for regulating Author: Esther Lombardi. Because meatpacking is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States, we were asked to provide the Congress with information on the characteristics of workers in the meat and poultry industry and the conditions in which they work, the types of injuries and illnesses these workers incur, how injury and illness rates have changed over the past decade.

Elsewhere in the world, the story is similar. The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) in the UK, released a report in early that in a typical year, the meat industry reports over major injuries and over 1, other injuries to employees, making it one of the most dangerous segments in the UK food and drink sector.

Other articles where Slaughtering is discussed: Temple Grandin: pain and fear from the slaughtering process. Her designs enabled workers to move animals without frightening them. She also maintained that her acute visualization could be harnessed in making design decisions regarding other matters.

For example, she said that she never would have located backup. Due to health reasons, the meat packing industry has aroused the attention of many. This has been caused by the safety standards in the meat packing industry. The attention has also been caused by the use of machines in the packing process.

The industry uses fast running machines hence the employees are exposed to more injury risk. Add to Book Bag Remove from Book Bag. Saved in: Injuries and accident causes in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry, by: McElroy, Frank S., et al.

Published: () Philadelphia, June [blank]   Carpal tunnel syndrome and other workplace injuries in the meat packing industry. Repetitive motion injuries, also referred to as cumulative trauma disorders, which are caused by the fast, repetitive motions of the fingers, wrists, arms.

The Chain picks up where The Jungle leaves off The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food, by Ted Genoways, is an important work of reporting.

Based on years of interviews and tireless research, the book spans the length of our food system, focused largely on Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam/5. Dangers, tensions lurk in meatpacking industry Federal figures show illnesses and injuries in the meat and poultry industry fell by half from to.

In fact, the meatpacking industry’s incidence of disorders due to “repeated trauma” was nearly 75 times that of industry as a whole in the later ’s. While the meatpacking industry is working to correct this problem, ergonomic injuries and illnesses continue to exact a tremendous toll on meatpacking workers.

Poultry and meatpacking workers testify about poor working conditions in the industry, hoping to stop major regulatory changes that could negatively impact worker safety and public health.

Cattle are first led into a narrow alley and stunned by a blow on the head, in a packing plant in Austin, Minnesota, (via Library of Congress) Heads of. Read this American History Essay and o other research documents.

Meat Packing Industry. Rights and responsibilities in the meatpacking industry In the early twentieth century, at the height of the progressive movement, "Muckrakers" /5(1).

As Sinclair later said in an interview about the book "I aimed at the publics heart and by accident hit them in the stomach."# The meat packing industry took no responsibility for producing safe and sanitary meat.

One reason for this problem was that there was no real inspection of the meat. If Sinclair would have left out the detail of. Preview this book» What people are Page Page Other editions - View all.

The Meat Packing Industry in America: A Brief History of the Development of Snippet view - The Meat Packing Industry in America: A Brief History of the Development of Swift & Company Snippet view - The Meat Packing Industry in America.

Meat Packing Industry Safety. There are many serious safety and health hazards in the meat packing industry. These hazards include exposure to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, musculoskeletal disorders, and hazardous chemicals (including ammonia that is used as a refrigerant).

Workers in the meatpacking industry face many health risks. Musculoskeletal disorders, including both acute injuries and repetitive strain injuries, are the most commonly reported problem in these workers. Other health hazards include infectious diseases, skin and respiratory disorders, and problems caused by environmental stressors such as Cited by:   Injuries in the meatpacking business were five times the national average.

According to historian Eric Schlosser, the meatpacking industry has a well-documented history of discouraging injury reports, falsifying injury data, and putting injured workers back on the job quickly to minimize the reporting of lost workdays.

The truth of the matter is that the large corporate meat packers had been lobbying for federal inspection mandates decades prior to Sinclair’s novel. There were several reasons why the large producers, like Cudahy, Armour and Swift, wanted federally mandated inspections. The major reasons were: 1.

Government inspections added a large fixed. Chicago - Meat Packing Industry: dressing beef--removing hides and splitting backbones, Swift's Packing House, Chicago, U.S.A.

1 photograph: print on card mount ; mount 9 x 18 cm (stereograph format) | Stereograph shows men in meat packing plant removing the hides and splitting the backbones of cattle.

Nationwide, ab workers in the animal slaughter and processing industry were hurt in while on the job, a rate of injuries per workers, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows.

Meat packing is the industry involved in slaughtering, processing, packaging, and distributing livestock. A review of the history of meatpacking is of interest because the mainstream account of meatpacking sanitation at the turn of the century (or, rather, the lack thereof) appears to refute the theory of free market regulation.

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Iowa is home to many meat packing plants. Meat packing is a large part of our local economy and a big source for jobs. When you work in an industrial setting such as a packing plant, you can be at risk for sustaining serious injury or death in a workplace accident.

LABOR CONDITIONS IN MEAT PACKING ers and sheep butchers, prevailed, but had been rejected in other departments. In analyzing the labor situation in the industry, we may begin with the leading group of workmen, the cattle butchers.

The cattle butchers' local unions number 5, of members, and of these about 2, are the most. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle was published insparking a public outcry around safety issues in the meatpacking industry.

That’s how long the industry has been infamous for its hazardous working conditions. The good news is, according to new reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), workplace safety in the meatpacking industry is steadily improving.

a book by John Riis that told the public about the lives of the immigrants and those who live in the tenements Upton Sinclair muckraker who shocked the nation when he published The Jungle, a novel that revealed gruesome details about the meat packing industry in Chicago.Tel: +1 () ; () Email: [email protected] View.