The crop cultivation bicycle

Tip: 
Case study
Country: 
In-Netherlands
Languages: 
English
Provider: 
EU OSHA

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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

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Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRIKOLTURA, FORESTRIJA U SAJD
Perikli: 
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
Prevention measures: 
Eliminazzjoni tal-perikli
Titjib fit-tekniki ta’ xogħol individwali (eż. pożizzjonijiet ta’ tqandil manwali)
Miżuri tekniċi eż. tagħmir ergonomiku
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Kollha (l-ebda grupp speċifiku)
Purpose of the material: 
Informazzjoni ġenerali
Sensibilizzazzjoni
Valutazzjoni tar-riskju
Udjenza fil-mira: 
Maniġers
Rappreżentanti tal-ħaddiema
Ħaddiema
Priority area: 
Prevenzjoni
Date of Publication / Year : 
2010