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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 365-373
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.039


Evaluation of Body Discomfort Score of Agricultural Worker during Weeding Operation
Premkumari*, Devanand Maski, M. Veerangouda and Sunil Shirwal
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Weeding operation is a task demanding high labour and directly associated with human drudgery. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of human drudgery and musculoskeletal disorders of farm workers involved in weeding operation. This study was carried out in University of agricultural sciences, Raichur district of Karnataka State.Women play an important role in agriculture. Most of the weeding operation was done by women. To determine the discomfort level two different methods were used. These are overall discomfort rating method (ODR) and body part discomfort score (BPDS). The ODR during weeding with khurpi, CIAE wheel hoe and CAE weeder ranged from 6.5 to 7.2, 6.5 to 7.2 and 4.9 to 5.6 respectively. The BPDS during weeding ranged from 56 to 70, 59 to 64 and 52 to 63 for khurpi, CIAE wheel hoe and CAE weeder respectively.


Keywords: Ergonomics, Postural discomfort, Human Drudgery, Musculoskeletal Disorders. Physiological Workload
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Premkumari, Devanand Maski, M. Veerangouda and Sunil Shirwal. 2018. Evaluation of Body Discomfort Score of Agricultural Worker during Weeding Operation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 365-373. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.039