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October 1, 2011
Current Project Award via CDC/NIOSH
Ag Centers program: agcenter.ucdavis.edu/research/current.php
Effects of Orchard Ladder Rung Spacing on Agricultural Workers
Principal Investigators: Fadi Fathallah, PhD and Victor Duraj - University of California, Davis

The main goal of the proposed research is to reduce the number of falls from ladders in orchards, through an alternative ladder or set of ladders designed to better suit the anthropometry of specific worker populations. With a research design focused on optimum rung spacing, the improved orchard ladder is expected to reduce worker force exertions, fatigue, and self-reported pain, as well as a potential increase in worker stability during climbing activities or unexpected ladder movement or foot slippage.

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October 4, 2010
Podcast: "Smaller Grape Harvest Tubs - A Survey 10 Years Later"
Seminar presentation by AgSafe's Theresa Kiehn, Program Manager for Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Includes audience participation by Dr. John Miles

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June 7, 2010
Podcast: "Harvesting Aids for Reducing Ergonomic Risk Factors in Fruit Orchards"
Seminar presentation by Victor Duraj for Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety

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May 5, 2008
Podcast: "Agricultural Ergonomics Research at UC Davis: Past, Present, & Future"
Seminar presentation by Dr. Fadi Fathallah for Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety

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November 29, 2006
Modern Marvels Harvesting II DVD on The History Channel
Includes short bit with Victor Duraj on pear harvest, and clips of research machine video.

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October 6, 2004
Modern Marvels Harvesting DVD on The History Channel
Includes short bit with Dr. John Miles on vineyard harvest, and clips of research machine video.

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AERC Newsletter, July 2001 , posted 10/19/01

UC Davis News Release: Grape-bin Collector to Take the Strain out of Harvest, 10/10/01

Ergonomic Practices are no Sour Grapes (ErgoWeb, Inc. 10/19/01)

 

 

 

 


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