Ergonomic solutions in tomato harvesting and post-harvest handling

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Ergonomic solutions in tomato harvesting and post-harvest handling

Ergonomic solutions in tomato harvesting and post-harvest handling

Type of item
Case study
Country
Paesi Bassi
Languages

English

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

Description

The harvest and post-harvest handling of tomatoes is manual and labour intensive work. As this work involves a lot of repetitive movements, lifting, pushing and pulling, there is a substantial risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders.

The harvest and post-harvest handling of tomatoes is manual and labour intensive work. As this work involves a lot of repetitive movements, lifting, pushing and pulling, there is a substantial risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders.

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Language of original language description

English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
AGRICOLTURA, SILVICOLTURA E PESCA
Hazards
Posture scomode
Movimentazione manuale di carichi
Attività/movimenti ripetitivi
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)
Partecipazione dei lavoratori
Misure tecniche, ad esempio attrezzature ergonomiche
Purpose of the material
Informazioni generali
Sensibilizzazione
Valutazione del rischio
Target audience
Tutti (nessun destinatario specifico)
Priority area
Prevenzione
Year
2010