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Simple solutions: ergonomics for farm workers.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2001 Feb; :1-46
NIOSHTIC No.
20000976
Abstract
Backaches and pain in the shoulders, arms, and hands are the most common symptoms that farm workers report. These injuries can be disabling, which can affect the worker's earnings and the grower's profits. There are cost-effective ways to prevent or reduce these symptoms. The "tip sheets" in this booklet show how to make or order inexpensive new tools or to modify existing ones to reduce the risk of pain. Solutions discovered for one type of crop can be modified for use with other kinds of crops. Worker-management ergonomics teams can be formed to discover your own simple solutions.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Back-injuries; Ergonomics; Farmers
Publication Date
20010201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Editors
Baron-S; Estill-CF; Steege-A; Lalich-N
Funding Type
Agriculture
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2001-103911
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2001-111
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DART
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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