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Simple solutions: ergonomics for farm workers.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-111, 2001 Feb; :1-46
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.
Agricultural industry; Agricultural workers; Musculoskeletal system disorders; Back injuries; Ergonomics; Farmers
Baron S; Estill CF; Steege A; Lalich N
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-111
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division