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Document ID (ISN)42199
CIS number 84-1106
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de sa˙de ocupacional
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maluf U.M.M.
Title Ergonomic optimisation of sugar-cane production
Original title OtimizašŃo ergon˘mica nos tratos culturais na lavoura de cana-de-aš˙car [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1983, Vol.11, No.44, p.18-28. 27 ref.
Abstract An ergonomic analysis of the work involved in the growing of sugar cane in Brazil (fertilisation, seed treatment, seeding, weeding, irrigation) and in its harvesting (burning, cutting, loading). Analysis by type of producer (full-time, part-time, owner, tenant). The major OSH problem is chronic mercury poisoning due to the use of mercury-containing fungicides. Recommendations are given for their better use or substitution. Other problems discussed: lifting of weights, working posture.
Descriptors (primary) industrial crop farming; organomercury compounds; ergonomic evaluation; fungicides; sugar cane
Descriptors (secondary) Brazil; mercury; occupational health survey; work posture; harvesting; manual lifting
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals