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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Work organization and technological resources in broiler production - An ergonomics approach
Author: Dinten, CAM
Abrahao, RF
de Oliveira, JTA
Abstract: Ergonomic Work Analysis has made it possible to identify the main factors behind the difficulties encountered by workers in (routinely) performing their tasks. The purpose of this work was studying the relationship between the forms of work organization, the technology used in broiler production, and the impacts of both factors on this type of work from an ergonomics perspective. Both teamwork and cooperation among workers were proven to help minimizing efforts and achieving better results. If on one hand higher technological level adopted could elicit using a smaller number of workers as well as make broiler handling easier and more effective/precise, on the other hand it generated sub-tasks and made equipment operation much more dependent upon close supervision by the workers. So at the same time as the physical stress on the workers was being reduced with lighter load being carried, psychic stress was being increased with the pressure of close supervision. The analysis of production results expressed by the Production Factor (PF) indicator used in an advanced trend analysis using the Technology Utility tool, has shown that properties with a totally or partly familial workforce achieved better production results than those using a patronal workforce, possibly resulting from the fact that workers within a family-based workforce have more autonomy and, therefore, become more motivated to pursue their goals, and that facilitates achieving good results.
Subject: ergonomic work analysis
broiler handling
familial workforce
Country: Brasil
Editor: Univ Sao Paolo
Citation: Scientia Agricola. Univ Sao Paolo, v. 63, n. 1, n. 46, n. 54, 2006.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2006
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