Dermatologic hazards in the poultry industry

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Abstract

During the first nine months of 1972, 61 of 136 (47%) compensation claims made by the workers at a large poultry processing facility related to skin lesions on the hands. A site visit and a review of plant health records confirmed a number of dermatologic hazards. The occurrence of skin lesions was shown to be highly associated with exposure to sharp tools and broken chicken ribs encountered in the processing operations (p value < .00001) causing lacerations, puncture wounds, and paronychial infections. Nonspecific cutaneous eruptions and common warts also were seen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-97
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Poultry
Industry
Skin
Paronychia
Warts
Lacerations
Ribs
Wound Infection
Punctures
Chickens
Hand
Health

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Dermatologic hazards in the poultry industry. / Cohen, Steven R.

In: Journal of Occupational Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1974, p. 94-97.

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