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Agricultural Farm Workers

Psychosocial Hazards

EFFECTS & PREVENTION

  • Psychological stress due to working alone, unexpected events (machinery breakdown), fast paced work and long working hours during planting and harvest, and bad working conditions
  • Exposure to inorganic dusts during field work
  • Back pain, neck-shoulder disorders and other musculoskeletal problems resulting from bad working postures, repetitive movements and forceful exertion when carrying out various tasks

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

    • Use appropriate personal protective equipment.
    • Use machinery with closed cabs, air filtration and climate control.
    • Acquire sufficient skills for operation
    • Do not work alone.
    • To prevent mold dust, dry moist materials before storing.
    • Physically exercise during breaks. Mechanize heavy phases of work.
    • Read and follow safety instructions supplied on product label.
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