Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Farm Workers

Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Farm Workers

by Sherry Baron, Cheryl F. Estill, Andrea Steege, Nina Lalich
     
 

Farm work is hard work, and farm workers feel the results. Farm workers get backaches and pains in the shoulders, arms, and hands more than any other health problem. A third of the injuries that cause them to miss work are sprains and strains, and a quarter are back injuries. These are also the most common causes of disability.

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Overview

Farm work is hard work, and farm workers feel the results. Farm workers get backaches and pains in the shoulders, arms, and hands more than any other health problem. A third of the injuries that cause them to miss work are sprains and strains, and a quarter are back injuries. These are also the most common causes of disability.

The technical term for these sprains and strains is "work-related musculoskeletal disorders" (WMSDs). WMSDs hurt! They hurt:

workers' bodies
workers' earnings
growers' profits

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013431720
Publisher:
1001 Property Solutions LLC
Publication date:
09/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

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