Picking, planting and packing vegetables involves many repetitive, manual activities which can lead to injuries needing medical treatment or time off work.
In March 2011, The Victorian Farm Safety Centre began a project to help growers identify and control manual handling hazards on vegetable farms.
The project has developed a number of "Health and Safety Solutions" with the vegetable industry.
These solutions target known muscular-skeletal disorders which may occur as a result of hazardous manual handling practices in vegetable production.
Each of these solutions can be achieved with little or no cost outlay and will reduce the risk of workplace injuries on vegetable farms.
See Also :
Workplace Safety - mobile phones & devices - 31 Jan 2012
Workplace Safety - slow moving machinery - 27 Jan 2012
Reducing injuries on your farm - 7 Mar 2011
Farm Safety - Vegetables Victoria website
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