Self-reported pain and trunk posture during pruning activity among vineyard workers at the Château Larose-Trintaudon [article]

Romain BALAGUIER, Pascal MADELEINE, Petra HLAVACKOVA, Kévin ROSE-DULCINA, Bruno DIOT, Nicolas VUILLERME
2014
This paper presents the first stage of our project aiming at preventing workrelated musculoskeletal disorders and improving work conditions for the Château Larose- Trintaudon (Saint-Laurent Médoc, France) vineyard workers: an ergonomic assessment of vine pruning activity was conducted. Self-reported musculoskeletal pain increased throughout the working day in the lower back region. Furthermore, video analysis during real working conditions revealed that pruning activity exposed vineyard workers
more » ... to a high risk of developing WMSD. The vineyard workers frequently adopted trunk-thigh postures considered 'extreme'. The present ergonomic evaluation strongly suggests that back pain is an important health issue among the vineyard worker population.
doi:10.4122/dtu:2552 fatcat:wq3cls3xffg75osza72ttearuy