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ISSN: 2376-0354

Journal of Horticulture
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Research Article

Reducing Health Issues Effective of Protective Gloves in Cluster bean

Sudesh Gandhi*
Department of Family Resource Management, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India
Corresponding Author : Sudesh Gandhi
Department of Family Resource Management
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India
Tel: 1800 180 3001
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 22, 2015 Accepted: May 18, 2015 Published: May 20, 2015
Citation: Gandhi S (2015) Reducing Health Issues Effective of Protective Gloves in Cluster bean. J Horticulture 2:143. doi:10.4172/2376-0354.1000143
Copyright: © 2015 Gandhi S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Guar harvesting, besides being a tiring task, involves a number of health hazards. Pods of the guar plant become very hard after drying and prick into hands of the worker while cutting. The field experiment was conducted on 10 women respondents in CCSHAU farms harvesting guar in the forenoon for one hour with existing and improved method. In existing method, main problems faced while harvesting of guar were irritation (ms=4.0), hands smeared with dust (ms=4.0) and injury in hands (ms=3.5). To overcome the problem, improved method was used for guar harvesting that consisted of use of safety hand gloves and improved serrated sickle. Three types of safety gloves were tested and best gloves were further selected for ergonomic evaluation. Effect of gloves in relieving them from hazards revealed that some of the health hazards were completely removed viz cuts in hands, hands smeared with dust and swelling in hands (100%). There was 28.8 per cent reduction in RPE while cutting guar using improved sickle with gloves. Improved methods resulted decrease in musculo-skeletal problems. Maximum reduction in pain was observed in palm with combination of improved sickle with gloves (40.5) followed by in fingers (35.9%). Overall discomfort score was 9.2 which reduced to 6.7 with safety gloves. And, it also increased the area covered (3.0%). Therefore, propagation of appropriate technology is need of the hour as preventive measures which would be helpful in reducing the drudgery and increasing the efficiency.


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