Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://repositorio.uisek.edu.ec/handle/123456789/2852
Title: ASSESSMENTS OF ERGONOMIC RISKS IN BANANA CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION
Authors: Jara, Oswaldo
Ballesteros, Fanny
Carrera, Esteban
Keywords: RIESGOS ERGONÓMICOS
POSTURAS INCÓMODAS
REPETIBILIDAD
MANEJO DE CARGA
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Universidad Internacional SEK
Citation: PUB J28a/2018
Abstract: In banana cultivation, there are tasks that involve exposure to ergonomic hazards by the adoption of awkward postures, performing cyclical tasks and handling loads with a weight greater than 3 kg. We evaluated 44 work positions with medium and high risk levels; the most affected body segments are trunk, neck, arms and wrists. In the repetitive tasks was determined a medium risk, the factors that influence are the lack of pauses, high frequency of work and excessive muscular overload of wrists. The most critical risk is in lifting and transporting the fruit with an unacceptable level in all tasks evaluated. The results demonstrate an unacceptable ergonomic load in banana activities in the country, so that short-term safety and health programs should be integrated in the personnel involved to improve their work environments and prevent musculoskeletal disorders.
URI: http://repositorio.uisek.edu.ec/handle/123456789/2852
ISSN: 60825-928
Appears in Collections:Publicaciones UISEK

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
92. 2194-5357 JARA OSWALDO, CARRERA ESTEBAN 2018.pdf191.34 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.