|Document ID (ISN)||102825|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Chapman L.J., Newenhouse A.C., Meyer R.H., Taveira A.D., Ben-Tzion K., Ehlers J.J., Palermo T.
||Evaluation of an intervention to reduce musculoskeletal hazards among fresh market vegetable growers
||Jan. 2004, Vol.35, No.1, p.57-66. Illus. 26 ref.
||03-1941.pdf [in English]
||This intervention was conducted to convince small, fresh market vegetable operations to adopt mesh bags and standard containers, two production practices that aid in crop handling and that are known to improve labour efficiency and reduce the risks of musculoskeletal injuries. The intervention disseminated information about the practices to a list of vegetable growers identified through various sources. They also received a mailed questionnaire before and after the intervention. After the intervention, levels of self-reported adoption increased for both containers and bags. It is concluded that improved information flow to growers may be able to increase the speed with which agricultural practices with better ergonomics are adopted, especially when the practices are more profitable.
||musculoskeletal diseases; horticulture; manual handling; ergonomics
||information dissemination; subjective assessment; programme evaluation; bags; questionnaire survey; containers
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system