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Document ID (ISN)107503
CIS number 08-106
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pistón Reyes J.M., Cubero Atienza A.J.
Title Work in public sewage networks: Study of risks
Original title Trabajos en redes públicas de saneamiento: un estudio de riesgos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July 2007, No.43, p.20-27. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; sewage; work in sewers; risk factors; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Mechanical hazards, transport
Biological hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Confined spaces
Risk evaluation