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Research and dissemination needs for ergonomics in agriculture.

Authors
Estill-CF; Baron-S; Steege-AL
Source
Public Health Rep 2002 Sep-Oct; 117(5):440-445
NIOSHTIC No.
20023002
Abstract
In 1998, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health convened a conference of researchers interested in the ergonomics of agricultural workers. Participants included 20 representatives from universities, state governments, private agricultural and insurance companies, migrant worker organizations, agricultural industry organizations, and the Agricultural Extension Service. The attendees divided into three groups and brainstormed about research ideas and dissemination methods related to ergonomics for farm workers. The groups separately reported that interventions, cost-benefit analyses, and cultural belief systems were the main topics that needed to be researched to reduce physical risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders. The participants also presented ideas for disseminating information to farm owners and workers.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Demographic-characteristics; Farmers; Risk-factors; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Contact
Cheryl Fairfield Estill, MS, PE, 4676 Columbia Pkwy., MS C-24, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
PHRPA6
Publication Date
20020901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
clf4@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0033-3549
NIOSH Division
DART; DSHEFS
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Source Name
Public Health Reports
State
OH
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