Measuring the productivity and physical workload of brushcutters within the context of a production-based pay system

@inproceedings{Toupin2007MeasuringTP,
  title={Measuring the productivity and physical workload of brushcutters within the context of a production-based pay system},
  author={Dominic Toupin and Luc LeBel and Denise Dubeau and Daniel Imbeau and Luc Bouthillier},
  year={2007}
}
Forestry occupations are known to be physically demanding, and workers are often paid on a piece rate basis. This pay system is largely used in silvicultural treatments such as plantation and vegetation management. An ill adjusted piece rate system may induce workforce recruitment difficulties or increase accident rates and work related illnesses. A study combining work measurement, ergonomics and economics was undertaken to better understand the factors influencing a worker's workload… CONTINUE READING

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