DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
AE 609 ERGONOMICS AND SAFETY IN AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS (2L+1P) II
To deign machines, tools and work environment based on human capabilities and limitations.
Importance and scope of ergonomics in Indian agriculture; Assessment of occupational health hazards on Indian farms.
Anthropometry and biomechanics.
Work physiology, stress indices and their methods of measurement: mechanical efficiency of work and assessment of work performance; work physiology in various agricultural tasks, and sustainable limits.
Ergonomics and safety considerations in the tools, equipment, controls and work space; injury concept and prevention methods, injury severity assessment, determination of postural discomfort, Farm safety legislation
Mechanical environment; noise, vibration, dust and illumination and their physiological effects;
Assessment of occupational health hazards on Indian farms, measurement of static and dynamic anthropometric dimensions, postural discomfort and overall tiredness level, assessment of tractor layout, ergonomic evaluation of hand tools used on farm, noise exposure assessment, measurement of vibration, assessment of dust concentration in breathing zone of a worker, analysis of an injury using Haddon’s Matrix