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Document ID (ISN)110932
CIS number 10-0586
ISSN - Serial title 0022-443X - Journal of Science of Labour - Rōdō Kagaku
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Udo H.
Title Development of ergonomic measures for agricultural work
Original title Nōgyō-rōdō e no ningen-kōgaku-teki taisaku no tenkai [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.86, No.2, p.113-124. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract A larger role is proposed for labour science and ergonomics in agriculture, because of the essential nature of this industry and its likely increased importance in a world where food crises develop more frequently. In particular, the muscle burden on farmers should be decreased, as many of them (especially in Japan) are elderly and there are relatively few younger workers entering the field. Two case studies are outlined in fruit growing.
Descriptors (primary) muscular diseases; ergonomics; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) fruit picking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Work posture