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UC-Davis study looks at NAGCAT, tractor ergonomics and children.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Nurture: Q Newsl Natl Child Center Rural Agric Health Saf 2006 Apr; 9(1):2
NIOSHTIC No.
20039858
Abstract
Researchers from the University of California-Davis, and colleagues from Wisconsin and Ontario, are assessing the North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT) recommendations for operation of tractors. The study will examine how well the NAGCAT tractor guidelines reflect a match between the physical abilities of youth ages 12 to 16 and the tractors they may typically operate. Researchers are studying the 50 most common tractors in the United States to learn to what extent young people have the necessary strength and reach to safely engage brakes, clutches and levers, to shift gears and to steer. Tractors account for the majority of deaths and a large percentage of injuries on farms.
Keywords
Age-factors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Children; Equipment-operators; Ergonomics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Measurement-equipment; Physiological-effects; Physiological-factors; Physiological-response; Posture; Tractors; Work-analysis; Work-environment;
Publication Date
20060401
Document Type
Newsletter
Editors
Heiberger-S
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007850
Issue of Publication
1
Source Name
Nurture: Quarterly Newsletter of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
State
CA; WI
Performing Organization
University of California, Davis
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