|Document ID (ISN)||102829|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||A day in the life of a cane cutter
||Mar. 2004, Vol.9, No.1, p.19-21. Illus.
||03-1662.pdf [in English]
||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.
||occupational accidents; Zimbabwe; occupational diseases; plantations; risk factors; agriculture; sugar cane
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Zimbabwe|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations