PREVALENCE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS AMONG VEGETABLE CULTIVATORS-A REVIEW
Jagannath Ghosh, Pratiti Ghosh and Shruti Agrawal*
India holds the second largest agricultural land in the world with 53.2% workers employed in agricultural sector. Farming is a physically hazardous occupation that places farm workers' at potential risk of musculoskeletal disorder and has imposed a greater impact on their health. Each activity in agriculture brings about certain stress and strain on bones and muscles leading to work-related musculoskeletal disorders which can lead to several permanent diseases and disabilities. The review aims at the most common work related health hazards which is prevalent among the vegetable cultivators and an attempt to suggest some corrective measures in order to minimize medical expenses and loss of the labor force.
Keywords: Musculoskeletal, Occupation, Hazards, Potential Risk
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