Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agrícola e Ambiental
On-line version ISSN 1807-1929
MINETTI, Luciano J.; SOUZA, Amaury P. de; ALVES, José U. and FIEDLER, Nilton C.. Anthropometric study of chainsaw operators. Rev. bras. eng. agríc. ambient. [online]. 2002, vol.6, n.1, pp. 166-170. ISSN 1807-1929. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-43662002000100029.
The general objective of this work was to anthropometrically study the chainsaw operators during the forest harvest of Eucalipytus spp. The specific objectives were to find out the anthropometrics patterns of chainsaw operators; to determine the minimum and maximum limits of the variables studied; and to select variables, which correspond to the dimensions of the chainsaw for the operator. Data collection was done at a pulp and paper enterprise located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Thirty-five anthropometrics variables were selected for the study. Eighty-five chainsaw operators (totaling 100% of the operators of the enterprise) were evaluated. The mean weight of the operator was of 67.9 kg. The 50% presented a value of 1.705 m for the variable height of the top of the head. The minimum space for the introduction of the hand in the handler of the chainsaw should not be less than 0.115 m. The minimum depth for the introduction of the hand in the chainsaw handler should not be less than 0.088 m.
Keywords : forest harvest; ergonomy; anthropometry.