|Document ID (ISN)||55201|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Bottoms D.J., Butterworth D.J.
||Foot reach under guard rails on agricultural machinery
||Sep. 1990, Vol.21, No.3, p.179-186. Illus. 5 ref.
||Foot and leg injuries of workers using agricultural field machines frequently occur when contact is made with rotating components. The results of a study carried out to determine how far people can reach under barriers are presented. They show that even at a low barrier height of 200mm above the ground some short people can get their lower leg well under the barrier and reach considerable distances. Guarding of machines to minimise leg and foot injuries is therefore likely to be a compromise between desirable standards and practical considerations.
||foot and leg protection; agricultural equipment; safety devices
||work posture; reach distance; anthropometry; ergonomics
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Foot and leg protection