A handbook meant to teach and implement practical actions in rural and agricultural settings to help reduce work-related accidents and illness, improve living conditions and increase productivity. In the book, basic ergonomic principles are applied to achieve typical practical improvements in agricultural and rural settings, particularly in developing countries. The book covers on the following areas: storage and handling of materials, workstations and tools, machine safety, agricultural vehicles, physical environment, control of hazardous chemicals, environmental protection, welfare facilities, family and community cooperation, and work organization and working schedules.
Besides, suggestions are given how to use the manual in practice in a participatory way. Examples of ready-to-use course schedules and checklists are given.
The manual is primarily meant to be used by a trainer / teacher in setting up participatory action-oriented training sessions in rural communities. An extensive description how to effectively use the manual is provided, including tips for preparation and follow-up activities.
The material has clear resemblance with the ILO-WIND program. See some other material on this website or see the Comments block below for direct links.