Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Ergonomics - Definition - Areas - Need
2. Muscle fatigue - Injuries - Fatigue measurement
3. Mental strain
4. Impact of the working environment - Temperature, Noise, Lighting
5. Time consumption and work
7. Ergonomic Analysis of Forest Work
8. Ergonomic design of working tools
9. Occupational diseases
10. Errors, reliability and hierarchy of tasks
11. Ergonomic problems in forest activities
12. Accident Analysis
Additional bibliography for study
• FAO, 1992. Introduction to ergonomics in forestry in developing countries. FAO FORESTRY PAPER 100, p. 208. http://www.fao.org/3/ap419e/ap419e00.pdf
• USDA 1980 Protect Your Hearing! Equip. Tips. Revision No.2. USDA. U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Equipment Development Center. SanDimas, California , U.S.A.
• Potočnik and Poje 2017. Forestry ergonomics and occupational safety in high ranking scientific journals from 2005-2016. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 38(2):291-310
• Fraser, T.M., 1980. Ergonomic principles in the Design of HandTools. Occupational Safety and Health Series. No. 44. Geneva, SWitzerland.
• FAO/ECE/ILO, 1983. Ergonomics Applied to Forestry. Proceedings, 17-22 October 1983. Vienna and Ossiach, Austria. Economic Commission for Europe.
• Loon, J.H., Staudt, F.J. and Zander, J. 1979. Ergonomics in tropical agriculture and forestry. Proceedings of the Fifth Joint Ergonomic Symposium organized by the Ergonomic Commissions of LAAMRH, CIGR and IUFRO. Wageningen, Netherlands, May 14-18, 1979.
• Kantola, M. and Virtanen, K. 1986. Handbook on Appropriate Technology for Forestry Operations in Developing Countries. Part 1. Tree felling and conversion clearing of forest plantations. Forestry Training Programme. Publication 16. National Board of Vocational Education of the Government of Finland.