The crop cultivation bicycle

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The crop cultivation bicycle

The crop cultivation bicycle

Type of item
Case study
Country
Paesi Bassi
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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English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
AGRICOLTURA, SILVICOLTURA E PESCA
Hazards
Posture scomode
Movimenti che richiedono sforzi
Attività/movimenti ripetitivi
Posture statiche: stare in piedi
Health effects
Dolori o infortuni dorso-lombari
Disturbi agli arti superiori
Disturbi agli arti inferiori
Disturbi a collo e spalle
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Tutti (nessun gruppo specifico)
Prevention measures
Eliminazione dei pericoli
Migliorare le tecniche di lavoro individuali (ad esempio posture legate alla movimentazione manuale)
Misure tecniche, ad esempio attrezzature ergonomiche
Purpose of the material
Informazioni generali
Sensibilizzazione
Valutazione del rischio
Target audience
Dirigenti
Rappresentanti dei lavoratori
Lavoratori
Priority area
Prevenzione
Year
2010