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 Title & Authors
Analysis and Improvement Methods of Unsafe Posture Associated with Various Agricultural Works
Jung, Hwa-Shik;
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 Abstract
Objective: This paper presents the results of a literature review undertaken to analyze the types and risk factors of unsafe posture in accordance with the crops and the working position and to introduce various ergonomic intervention approaches. Background: There is clear and consistent evidence that agricultural work has been rated as one of the dangerous occupations in the world. A considerable number of adverse health conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders(MSDs) are related to agricultural work. Method: An agricultural work requires squatting, kneeling, and bending(stooping) postures for significant periods of the work day which due to a wide variety of activities such as planting, cultivating and harvesting various agricultural products. Thus, each of these postures is analyzed in detail to recommend the improvement methods. Results: Various unsafe postures in agricultural works are revealed and analyzed. It is proven that ergonomics intervention has the potential benefits to reduce MSDs among agricultural workers. Two types of ergonomic intervention methods were discussed to improve unsafe working postures, engineering controls and administrative controls. Conclusion & Application: As a concluding remark, this article can be used as a reference manual for the agricultural workers and also used to raise the research community's awareness to the risk of unsafe working postures for workers in agriculture.
 Keywords
Posture;Squatting;Stooping;Musculoskeletal disorders;Agriculture;Ergonomics;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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과수 및 채소류 재배 농업인의 근골격계질환 특성 조사,이인석;김지혜;

한국안전학회지, 2012. vol.27. 6, pp.144-150
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