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Document ID (ISN)102829
CIS number 03-1662
ISSN - Serial title On Guard
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mwasanga M.J.
Title A day in the life of a cane cutter
Bibliographic information Mar. 2004, Vol.9, No.1, p.19-21. Illus.
Internet access 03-1662.pdf [in English]
Abstract Occupational safety and health hazards of sugar cane cutting in Zimbabwe are analysed by the author of this article, having performed the task himself. Hazards include dehydration, cuts from sharp tools, foreign objects entering the eyes, inhalation of dust and musculoskeletal injuries resulting from manual handling, bending postures and repetitive movements. Recommendations are made in the areas of ergonomics, work organization, supply of personal protective equipment and of drinking water, and the provision of transport to and from the fields.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Zimbabwe; occupational diseases; plantations; risk factors; agriculture; sugar cane
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; hot workplaces; work organization; repetitive work; heat load; dehydration; work posture; musculoskeletal diseases; ergonomics; manual handling; hand tools; job study; wounds; supply of personal protective equipment; drinking water; eye injuries; welfare facilities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceZimbabwe
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture