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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Self-reported pain and trunk posture during pruning activity among vineyard workers at the Château Larose-Trintaudon
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Author:Romain BALAGUIER (Univ Grenoble-Alpes, FRE 3405 AGIM Laboratory, CNRS-UJF-UPMF-EPHE, France)
Pascal MADELEINE (Laboratory for Ergonomics and Work-related Disorders, Center for Sensory–Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science a, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Petra HLAVACKOVA (Hôpital Couple Enfant, CHU de Grenoble, France)
Kévin ROSE-DULCINA (Univ Grenoble-Alpes, FRE 3405 AGIM Laboratory, CNRS-UJF-UPMF-EPHE, France)
Bruno DIOT (IDS, France)
Nicolas VUILLERME (Institut Universitaire de France, France)
Date: 2014-08-20     Track: B - Special sessions     Session: B8 - Aspects of motor control in ergonomics
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2552

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 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.