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Document ID (ISN)109284
CIS number 09-353
ISSN - Serial title Prevent Focus
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title Occupational hazards of work in cemeteries
Original title Risques professionnels liés au travail dans les cimetières [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, No.7, p.16-17. Illus.
Abstract Working in cemeteries is often physically difficult and involves exposure to various hazards depending on the type of job. This article describes the occupational hazards encountered in this work environment. Topics addressed: chemical hazards (exposure to herbicides); physical workload; workers' well-being amenities; biological hazards (Lyme's disease, Weil's disease); psychosocial hazards.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; occupational diseases; Belgium; funeral services; conditions of work; grave diggers; risk factors; outdoor work
Descriptors (secondary) herbicides; trenching and excavating; welfare facilities; Lyme disease; collapse; physical workload; leptospirosis; psychology and sociology; infectious diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Chemical safety
Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Funeral services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases