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Document ID (ISN)45558
CIS number 86-506
Year 1985
Convention or series no. Unders÷kningsrapport 1985:5
Author(s) Wigaeus Hjelm E., Frisk C.
Title Physical strain on Vietnamese forest workers
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1985. 13p. Illus. 7 ref. Price: Swe.cr.25.00.
Abstract The physical work capacity and the physical workload during forest work was studied in 10 Vietnamese who worked with the supply of wood to the pulp and paper mill in Bai Bang, a Swedish aid project. The workers' physical work capacity was relatively high. The forest work was very demanding due to physically heavy work, heat stress and loss of body fluid through sweating. The total workload could be reduced without decreased productivity by using more frequent but shorter resting periods and increased water intake. Supplying rubber boots and raincoats could also make it possible to increase the productivity by making it possible to do some work even on rainy days, constituting quite a number of days per year.
Descriptors (primary) tropical climate; forestry; logging; physical workload; work capacity; muscular work
Descriptors (secondary) Viet Nam; report; heat load; developing countries; workbreaks; work-rest schedules; drinks at work
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Forestry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Forestry and logging
Natural phenomena