|Document ID (ISN)||107503|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Pistón Reyes J.M., Cubero Atienza A.J.
||Work in public sewage networks: Study of risks
||Trabajos en redes públicas de saneamiento: un estudio de riesgos [in Spanish]|
||July 2007, No.43, p.20-27. Illus. 23 ref.
||08-0106.pdf [in Spanish]
||The media regularly report accidents in which several workers undergo asphyxia or poisoning in a cesspit or a well. A common characteristic in these types of accidents is the severity of their consequences, both for the direct victim as well as for persons attempting to rescue them. Many of these accidents could have been avoided by appropriate training and the correct use of means of protection. This article describes the job of sewage workers and examines more specifically the risks involved in the cleaning and maintenance of sewage system networks, which are aggravated by the need to work in confined spaces.
||Spain; sewage; work in sewers; risk factors; hazard evaluation
||poisoning; responsibilities; dangerous substances; legal aspects; asphyxiants; infectious diseases; work in confined spaces; job study; personal protective equipment; oxygen deficiency; biological hazards; safe working methods; falling objects; detector tubes; falls of persons
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Mechanical hazards, transport
Bacterial and parasitic diseases