Efficiency and health protection of employees at Alcobaça apples and Oeste Rocha pears cultivation

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Efficiency and health protection of employees at Alcobaça apples and Oeste Rocha pears cultivation

Efficiency and health protection of employees at Alcobaça apples and Oeste Rocha pears cultivation

Type of item
Case study
Country
Portugal
Languages

English

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

Description

Traditionally the collecting of fruits was performed using mobile ladders (extension ladders and double sided step ladders). The efficiency of the collection process was very low and the risk to accidents and health problems to the workers was very high. Simultaneously to reduce workload on the employees, to increase the efficiency of the process and to increase the quality of the products  by simplifying the collection process were the main objectives to achieve by the producers.

Traditionally the collecting of fruits was performed using mobile ladders (extension ladders and double sided step ladders). The efficiency of the collection process was very low and the risk to accidents and health problems to the workers was very high. Simultaneously to reduce workload on the employees, to increase the efficiency of the process and to increase the quality of the products  by simplifying the collection process were the main objectives to achieve by the producers.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
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
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Year
2010