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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 3201-3207
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.380


Ergonomic Assessment of Upper Limbs of Workers Involved in Vegetable Cultivation
Swapnali Borah* and Nilakshi Borah
College of Community Science, Central Agricultural University,Tura, Meghalaya – 794005, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted among 80 female and 20 male farmers from  two villages of namely Aminda Rangsagre and Aminda Simsanggre of Gambegre block of West Garo Hills who are doing vegetable cultivation were selected purposive sampling procedure. The study was limited to only weeding activity as women participation is more in this activity. RULA and REBA assessment tool were used to analyze the musculoskeletal injury risks of the farm workers. Assessment is carried out using worksheet. The results of RULA assessment determined that most of female workers task need further investigate and change soon as female participation was more in weeding activity. REBA assessment showed that workers working in unnatural posture which can develop the possibilities of postural MSDs, therefore task needs investigation and implement change. Therefore it was concluded that lack of ergonomics awareness and lack of use of improved tool can lead to task risk and increase in work related health risk and injuries.     


Keywords: Weeding, Vegetable cultivation, Rapid upper limb assessment, Rapid Entire Body Assessment, Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Swapnali Borah and Nilakshi Borah. 2020. Ergonomic Assessment of Upper Limbs of Workers Involved in Vegetable Cultivation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 3201-3207. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.380