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Document ID (ISN)55201
CIS number 91-328
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bottoms D.J., Butterworth D.J.
Title Foot reach under guard rails on agricultural machinery
Bibliographic information Sep. 1990, Vol.21, No.3, p.179-186. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) foot and leg protection; agricultural equipment; safety devices
Descriptors (secondary) work posture; reach distance; anthropometry; ergonomics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Safety devices
Foot and leg protection