Exploratory Research / Feasibility Studies

Ergonomics - Orchard Safety

May, E., Scribani, M., Wyckoff, S., Bauer, R., May, J., Wyckoff, L., Jenkins, P. (2012). An Ergonomic Assessment of the Long Handle Blueberry Harvesting Rake. . Am J Ind Med 55(11): 1052-9.

Kirkhorn SR, Earle-Richardson G, Banks RJ. (2010) Ergonomic risks and musculoskeletal disorders in production agriculture: recommendations for effective research to practice. J Agromed 15(3):281-299.

May JJ, Hawkes L, Jones A, Burdick P, Ginley B, Santiago B, Rowland M. (2008) Evaluation of a Community-Based Effort to Reduce Blueberry Harvesting Injury. Am J Ind Med 51(4): 307- 315.

Earle-Richardson G, Jenkins PL, Strogatz D, Bell EM, Freivalds A, Sorensen JA, May JJ. (2008) Electromyographic Assessment of Apple Bucket Intervention Designed to Reduce Back Strain. Ergonomics 51(6): 902-919.

Earle-Richardson, G., Jenkins, P., Strogatz, D., Bell, E. M., & May, J. J. (2007). Orchard evaluation of ergonomically modified apple bucket. J Agromed 11(3/4):95-105.

Kirkhorn, S.R., Earle-Richardson, G. (2006). Repetitive Motion Injuries. In Lessenger, J.E., (Ed.), Agricultural Medicine: A Practical Guide. Pp. 324-338. New York: Springer.

Freivalds, A., Park, S., Lee, C., Earle-Richardson, G., Mason, C., & May, J. J. (2006). Effect of belt/bucket interface in apple harvesting. Int J Ind Ergonom 36, 1005-1010.

Earle-Richardson, G., Jenkins, P., Strogatz, D., Bell, E. M., & May, J. J. (2006). Development and initial assessment of objective fatigue measures for apple harvest work. Appl Ergon 37, 719-727.

Earle-Richardson, G., Jenkins, P., Freivalds, A., Burdick, P., Park, S., Lee, C., Mason, C., May, J.J. (2006). Laboratory evaluation of belt usage with apple buckets. Am J Ind Med 49(1) :23-29.

Earle-Richardson, G., Jenkins, P., Fulmer, S., Mason, C., Burdick, P., May, J. (2005). An ergonomic intervention to reduce back strain among apple harvest workers in New York State. Appl Ergon 36, 327-334.

Earle-Richardson, G., Fulmer, S., Jenkins, P., Mason, C., Bresee, C., & May, J. (2004). Ergonomic analysis of New York apple harvest work using a posture-activities-tools-handling (PATH) work sampling approach. J Agric Safety Health 10, 163-176.

Fulmer, S., Punnett, L., Slingerland, T., Earle-Richardson, G. (2002). Ergonomic exposures in Apple Harvesting: Preliminary Observations. Am J Ind Med Suppl 42(2):3-9.