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Research and dissemination needs for ergonomics in agriculture.
Estill-CF; Baron-S; Steege-AL
Public Health Rep 2002 Sep-Oct; 117(5):440-445
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.
Ergonomics; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Demographic-characteristics; Farmers; Risk-factors; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Cheryl Fairfield Estill, MS, PE, 4676 Columbia Pkwy., MS C-24, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Issue of Publication
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Public Health Reports
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division