Weeds management, as well as any other agricultural practice, represents one the working sectors where professional accidents and diseases occurrence is significant. The existing regulatory obligations take into account the workers’ welfare in a wide sense. Indeed, beside the traditional risk agents, a new attention is paid to the ergonomic aspects. Among the factors affecting the psychophysical workers’ safety, the aerobic metabolism engendered while carrying out specific duties in agriculture and the stress that goes with it, constitute important aspects. Through the evaluation of some functional parameters of the human body, it is possible to determine how the individual reacts to physical stress to which he is subject. The present work focuses on this issue, and aims to evaluate the worker’s energy consumption during weeding.

Worker’s energy consumption during weed management

Bernardi B.;Abenavoli L. M.
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Fazari A.;Zimbalatti G.
2017

Abstract

Weeds management, as well as any other agricultural practice, represents one the working sectors where professional accidents and diseases occurrence is significant. The existing regulatory obligations take into account the workers’ welfare in a wide sense. Indeed, beside the traditional risk agents, a new attention is paid to the ergonomic aspects. Among the factors affecting the psychophysical workers’ safety, the aerobic metabolism engendered while carrying out specific duties in agriculture and the stress that goes with it, constitute important aspects. Through the evaluation of some functional parameters of the human body, it is possible to determine how the individual reacts to physical stress to which he is subject. The present work focuses on this issue, and aims to evaluate the worker’s energy consumption during weeding.
978-88-6629-020-9
Oxygen consumption; Heart rate; Metabolic rate
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