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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

Ergonomic assessment of fuel wood collection and carrying activity by the rural women with traditional and improved method in Dharwad district

Author(s):
Hebbal Swati and Renuka Salunke
Abstract:
In India, women are the focal point of every family and traditionally responsible for collection and carrying of fuel wood. Fuel wood is prime source used for the domestic purpose. For collection and gathering of fuel wood women have to walk for miles to full fill their household demands. The present study was conducted during the year 2020-21. It was observed from study that, women respondents carried heavy fuel wood bundles manually on their head for long distances without using any preventive measures. Fuel wood collection and carrying activity is physically demanding and drudgery prone task. In the long run this leads to many hazards physically and physiologically and also increased in to risk of injuries, falls, fractures, stress and strain on head and shoulder. Hence, in the present study the head load manager for carrying fuel wood was introduced. As per the findings of the study, the drudgery perception and postural discomfort among women respondents traditional, was found to be as compared to the improved method (Head load manager). Hence, the introduction head load manager for carrying fuel wood would reduce the work load and enhance the efficiency of the women involved in fuel wood collection and carrying activity.
Pages: 1144-1147  |  216 Views  51 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Hebbal Swati and Renuka Salunke. Ergonomic assessment of fuel wood collection and carrying activity by the rural women with traditional and improved method in Dharwad district. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 1144-1147.

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