Resources | Resources (by topic) | Ergonomics Resources

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of studying people at work. There are multitudes of tasks in agriculture and each individual person is unique. Finding better ways to lift, bend, cut, carry, and work in general will help prevent injuries and maintain productivity.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) cause a lot of pain and prevent people from being able to do their work or activities. Modifying tasks, changing routines, and finding the right equipment can all help prevent MSDs.


Fall Prevention

Falls are the most frequent cause of injury on farms. Paying attention to places where falls may occur can prevent injury.


Ladder Safety

Anticipating the risks of using a ladder can help prevent injuries.