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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)

Assessment of occupational health hazards among farm workers involved in agricultural activities

Author(s):

Pragya Ojha and Abha Singh

Abstract:
Indian Farm workers are highly involved in various agricultural operations. They perform a sequential work through manual efforts. In the present investigation efforts have been made to assess the occupational risk related to various agriculture activities and to compare the physical strength of male and female farm workers, during manual method to perform agricultural operations. For the study, twenty female and twenty male subjects were selected. From this study, it has been recommended that there is dire need to create awareness among the farm workers about the low cost improved technologies related to flower cultivation which can significantly improve the livelihood security and working conditions of farm workers. It will also reduce the level of occupational risk and enhance the physical strength of the workers.

Pages: 1369-1372  |  1508 Views  565 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Pragya Ojha and Abha Singh. Assessment of occupational health hazards among farm workers involved in agricultural activities. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):1369-1372.

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