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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 2597-2609
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.301


Ergonomic and Workload Assessment in Weeding Operation Conducted for Wheat Crop for Male Respondents
Vishnu Ji Awasthi1*, Manpreet Singh2, RajatMishra3, Rahul Chaudhary1, Mirtunjay Pandey4, Dilwar Singh Parihar5, Shubham Gautam6 and Dhiraj Kumar7
1Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, VIEAT, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211 007, UP, India
2Farm Power and Machinery, Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004, Punjab, India
3Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, VSIAT, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211 007, UP, India
4Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Bidhan Chandra KrishiVishwavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, West Bengal, India
5Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, CAE, Jawaharlal Nehru KrishiVishwaVidyala, Jabalpur- 482 004, MP, India
6Renewable Energy Engineering, VSIAT, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211 007, UP, India
7Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, IAS, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi- 221 005, UP, India
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Abstract:

The present findings focuses on the assessment of anthropometrical, physical and physiological characteristics undergone by male operators during weeding operation. The variations were measured prior to and after the commencement of weeding activity. The VO2max and AWL was 27.59 mL/Kg min and 9.61 respectively. Assessment of physiological parameters includes average resting heart rate of the respondents which was reckoned as101.33 bpm. The average working heart rate during weeding activity in case of hand hoe and wheel hoe was 112.33 and 108.83 (bpm) respectively. The average EER and OCR values were 8.19 kJ/min and 0.53 L/min in case of hand hoe and for wheel hoe it was 7.88 kJ/min and 0.51 L/min respectively. The average BPDS of subjects were ascertained as 25.4and 21.4 for hand hoe and wheel hoe respectively. The subjects experienced light physical work in case of wheel hoe and moderately heavy physical work in hand hoe.


Keywords: Physiological variations, anthropometric dimensions, VO2max
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Vishnu Ji Awasthi, Manpreet Singh, RajatMishra, Rahul Chaudhary, Mirtunjay Pandey, Dilwar Singh Parihar, Shubham Gautam and Dhiraj Kumar 2019. Ergonomic and Workload Assessment in Weeding Operation Conducted for Wheat Crop for Male Respondents.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 2597-2609. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.301