Plan Estratégico de Desarrollo de Productos para Mejorar las Condiciones Laborales del Sector Agrícola en Costa Rica, Enfocado a la Siembra del Tubérculo de Papa
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The Agricultural activity in Costa Rica, represents the second most important economic activity of the country (after tourism). The same holds 15% of the workforce in the country, and average contributes 5% of GDP for Costa Rica. By the kind of activity developed, this sector implemented practices that undertake responsibility compromise with their own employees. Long working hours, the performance of activities requiring huge effort, repetitive movements and bad postures, and others; make this sector (along with construction) the one who achieve more complications in terms of job security. For that reason, this research, pretends to generate a comprehensive strategy, including preventive and reactive actions that involve the Occupational Safety area as main shaft, in which workers are the most important part of the study, looking for a better quality of life for them; through solutions from the point of view of Industrial Design Engineer. These solutions includes services and products that seek to improve ergonomics and security and create an awareness of the importance of these improvements
Proyecto de Graduación (Licenciatura en Ingeniería en Diseño Industrial) Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería en Diseño Industrial, 2015.