This 46-page guide is designed to help prevent common musculoskeletal injuries associated with agricultural work. It describes work activities most likely to cause injuries and illustrates basic ergonomic principles for more more productive, safer agricultural work conditions. It also offers ideas for how to go about developing solutions that can be adapted to many types of crops and for different sizes of farm operations. Published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Based on information developed by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this University of Florida’s Environmental Health and Safety website provides guidelines to musculoskeletal injuries associated with agricultural hand work. The guidelines are grouped into four major areas: Hand work; hand tools, lifting and stooped work.
This fact sheet highlights unique risk factors for women working in agriculture. Practical solutions are offered to assist farm women in maintaining a healthy and productive farming future. Download the fact sheet.