Fadi Fathallah wins ASABE SMV Technologies Ergonomics, Safety and Health Award
By Constanze Ditterich, College of Engineering
Biological and agricultural engineering professor and associate vice provost of global education and services in Global Affairs Fadi Fathallah was recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) with the SMV Technologies Ergonomics, Safety, and Health award for his contributions to promote agricultural safety and health.
The ASABE major award recognizes outstanding contributions that advance agricultural and biological health and safety through research, design, education promotion, publications or service to the field.
“This award belongs to all the farmworkers who, every day, heroically and silently risk their health and lives to feed all of us, especially during these challenging times,” Fathallah said.
Fathallah has specialized in industrial ergonomics and occupational biomechanics since his days as a Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University in 1989. Ever since, he has dedicated his research career to improving the health and safety of workers in various industries, especially farmworkers. His research focuses on exposure assessment and the development of interventions to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Fathallah and his team develop mechanical and robotic aids to lower the risk of occupational injuries and stresses of farmworkers.
Read the full article on the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering website.