EFFECTS & PREVENTION
- Back pain and other musculoskeletal problems resulting from bad working postures, repetitive movement and forceful exertion while handling animals, lifting bales, feed bags, manually loosening and transporting silage, manually removing manure, milking and other tasks.
- Discomfort, decreasing work efficiency and safety resulting from poor illumination
- Exposure to noxious smells from manure, urine and gases
- Psychological stress due to responsibility for high economic values and animal welfare, working alone, unexpected events (sick animal, machinery breakdown), fast paced work in milking stations and bad working conditions (noise, lifting heavy loads, bad working postures, dust, drafts)
- Use appropriate personal protective equipment (incl. clothing).
- Physically exercise during breaks. Mechanize heavy phases of work.
- Acquire sufficient skills for operation.