Journal of Ergonomics Research

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Job Factors among Milkers-Health in the Rural Environment

Work in rural areas is considered an inherently risky activity due to both climatic and/or economic aspects. However, additional risk factors are present, such as hazards posed to the health and safety of rural workers resulting from inadequacy of their organization, which has revealed characteristics increasingly different from those of the urban work, especially in milk production. Milk production is a globally relevant activity that encompasses over 150 million rural properties, with approximately 750 out of 895 million workers directly or indirectly involved in this production.

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