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Type: Artigo
Title: Evaluation of the physical workload in coffee production: biomechanical and physiological aspects
Title Alternative: Avaliação da carga física de trabalho na produção de café: aspectos biomecânicos e fisiológicos
Author: Barbosa, Marco Antonio Gomes
Abrahão, Roberto Funes
Tereso, Mauro José Andrade
Lima, Renato Ribeiro
Chih, Liu Ying
Abstract: The main objective of this research was the assessment of the physical workload of farm coffee workers from southern Minas Gerais, Brazil. Twelve workers were reconded and their heart rate monitored during one hour execution of five different tasks, both on flat and sloping ground. The assessment of body postures adopted and the actions performed were achieved through the “Captiv” software. We attempted to correlate the results of the assessments and interpret them in the light of the observation of the activities of the workers. The most significant cardiovascular demands occurred in subtasks of foliar and manual fertilization, classifying them as moderate work. Harvesting and thinning were the subtasks that appeared to have the greatest variability of postural combinations: the harvest due to the variety of operating actions; the thinning, although only one relevant operational action, due to the very nature of the task. Either the cardiovascular or the biomechanical indicators revealed no statistically significant differences between the subtasks carried by workers in conditions of flat and sloping ground.
The main objective of this research was the assessment of the physical workload of farm coffee workers from southern Minas Gerais, Brazil. Twelve workers were reconded and their heart rate monitored during one hour execution of five different tasks, both
metadata.dc.description.abstractalternative: Objetivou-se, nesta pesquisa, avaliar a carga física do trabalho na cafeicultura do sul de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Doze trabalhadores foram filmados e sua frequência cardíaca foi monitorada durante uma hora na execução de cinco diferentes tarefas, ambas em
Subject: Ergonomia
Café
Frequência cardíaca
Postura corporal
Country: Brasil
Editor: Universidade Federal de Lavras
Rights: aberto
Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.25186/cs.v10i1.773
Address: http://www.coffeescience.ufla.br/index.php/Coffeescience/article/view/773
Date Issue: 2015
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