The crop cultivation bicycle

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The crop cultivation bicycle

The crop cultivation bicycle

Type of item
Case study
Country
Netherlands
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

In greenhouse horticulture, cultivation of strawberries is done on high racks, so-called gullies. The strawberry plants are at a height of 150-160 cm. To pull the blossoms through and clear out the plants, the workers usually walk on 30 cm high stilts. Because of the height and resulting insecurity, the workers walk with undue tension in leg and back muscles. This may lead to fatigue and discomfort.

In greenhouse horticulture, cultivation of strawberries is done on high racks, so-called gullies. The strawberry plants are at a height of 150-160 cm. To pull the blossoms through and clear out the plants, the workers usually walk on 30 cm high stilts. Because of the height and resulting insecurity, the workers walk with undue tension in leg and back muscles. This may lead to fatigue and discomfort.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Year
2010