The crop cultivation bicycle

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The crop cultivation bicycle

The crop cultivation bicycle

Type of item
Case study
Country
In-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

Sector / Indrustry covered
AGRIKOLTURA, FORESTRIJA U SAJD
Hazards
Pożizzjonijiet skomdi
Movimenti bis-saħħa
Movimenti/xogħol ripetittiv(i)
Pożizzjonijiet statiċi - bilwieqfa
Health effects
Uġigħ jew korriment fid-dahar
Disturbi fil-parti ta’ fuq tad-dirgħajn
Disturbi fil-parti t’isfel tad-dirgħajn
Disturbi fl-għonq u l-ispallejn
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Kollha (l-ebda grupp speċifiku)
Prevention measures
Eliminazzjoni tal-perikli
Titjib fit-tekniki ta’ xogħol individwali (eż. pożizzjonijiet ta’ tqandil manwali)
Miżuri tekniċi eż. tagħmir ergonomiku
Purpose of the material
Informazzjoni ġenerali
Sensibilizzazzjoni
Valutazzjoni tar-riskju
Target audience
Maniġers
Rappreżentanti tal-ħaddiema
Ħaddiema
Priority area
Prevenzjoni
Year
2010