Ergonomic evaluation of “paddy grain picker” used for uploading of paddy grains: A post harvest activity
Nandita Bhattacharyya and Pinky Saikia
In rice cultivation, post-harvest activities are essential for the preparation of rice. Mainly females are engaged in post harvesting tasks and they perform a sequential work through manual efforts. The present study was aimed to evaluate occupational health hazards, musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) and Body parts discomfort (BPD) of farm women during performing the post-harvest activity i.e uploading of paddy grains for storage. A study on ergonomic evaluation of uploading of paddy grain activity by farm women using conventional and improved method was conducted in Jorhat district of Assam. Thirty women workers were made to perform uploading of paddy grain activity by conventional and improved method. The results revealed that the use of improved technology i.e paddy grain picker reduces health hazards of farm women i.e. cuts and wounds, reduces Body parts discomfort (BPD) and increases the comfort and work efficiency of the farm women when compared with conventional method of uploading of paddy grains.
How to cite this article:
Nandita Bhattacharyya, Pinky Saikia. Ergonomic evaluation of “paddy grain picker” used for uploading of paddy grains: A post harvest activity. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(3):164-167.