|Document ID (ISN)||100102|
|Convention or series no.
||Becker G., Lohmeyer M., Mathys W., Neumann H.D.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Methods for reducing the release of microorganisms during lifting processes by refuse collection vehicles
||Methoden zur Minderung der Keimfreisetzung bei Schüttvorgängen an Abfallsammelfahrzeugen [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2001. 131p. Illus. 24 ref. Price: EUR 13.50.
||02-1456.pdf [in German]
||The objective of this study was to evaluate garbage truck designs and methods of work aimed at reducing the exposure of garbage collectors to microorganisms. Breathing air was analysed for bioaerosols. Vehicle design parameters studied included the type of compaction system (packer plates or rotating drums), rave rail height, intake hopper depth, body design and closure system (curtain or hinged lid). A prototype suction-type aerosol interceptor was evaluated with inconclusive results, requiring further development work. Several truck design factors and lifting device types resulted in reduced levels of microbial emission. The importance of regular high-pressure water-jet cleaning of the lifting device at fortnightly intervals in stressed. Detailed summary in English and French.
||garbage collecting trucks; refuse collection; design of equipment; biological hazards; garbage collectors; limitation of exposure
||spores; report; Germany; bacteria; high-pressure jet cleaning; fungi; aerosols; exposure evaluation; determination in air; bacterial toxins
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Waste collection and disposal