This Research and Development (R&D) started since 2015 and has been developed to improve musculoskeletal diseases (MSD) among agricultural workers in the long run.
This technology specifically reduces discomfort and physiological workload of pineapple harvesters.
Pineapple harvesting contributes to musculoskeletal diseases (MSD) among this agricultural sector. In Malaysia, pineapples are harvested manually using rattan baskets and workers carry cumulatively 500-600 kg of fruits per day.
Workers need to bend excessively and are exposed to awkward posture such as bending more than 45⁰, forceful exertion with repetitive lifting and lowering with twisted body posture and contact stress. These are ergonomic risk factors as specified under Guidelines of Ergonomic Risk Assessment 2017 by Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Malaysia.
USEFULNESS & APPLICATION
Project Leader : Assoc Prof. Dr. Emilia Zainal Abidin
Dept./Faculty : Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org @ email@example.com
Phone : 013-304264
Expertise : Occupational Safety and Health
Date of Input: 30/06/2021 | Updated: 30/06/2021 | asrizam
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia