Dermatologic hazards in the poultry industry

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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