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Document ID (ISN)76350
CIS number 01-479
ISBN(s) 084896-0
Year 1989
Convention or series no. Cahiers techniques No.25
Title Health and safety in municipal water purification plants
Original title Hygiène et sécurité dans les stations d'épuration des collectivités locales [in French]
Bibliographic information Direction de l'Eau et de la Prévention des Pollutions et des Risques, Mission Administrative de Neuilly, Régisseur d'Avances et de Recettes, 14, blvd. du Général Leclerc, 92524 Neuilly sur Seine Cedex, France, 1989. 55p. Illus. 15 ref. Price: FRF 150.00.
Abstract Guidance document to prevention measures in water purification plants. The nature of work (operations and maintenance) performed in these plants is outlined. The principal hazards are specified: hazards during normal operations and during maintenance work (falls and slips, hazards caused by moving machinery and equipment, fire and explosion risks, exposure to corrosive and/or toxic substances, noise and odours, electrical hazards, risks of infection). The three main approaches to prevention are given: safety by design, collective protection, personal protection. General recommendations: provision of information; institution of preventive measures (against mechanical hazards, hazards of falls and slips, fires and explosions, infections and exposures to toxic substances, hazards of maintenance) and provision of personal protective equipment. Special recommendations: prohibition of access for the public; minimum dimensions of passageways; requirements for work locales (lighting, hygiene, changing rooms, laboratories); specifications for manholes, hatches and other openings, passageways, staircases, ladders, basins etc.; general external lighting; protection against noise; heating, air-conditioning and ventilation; electrical safety. An overview of relevant French legislation is given. In annex: examples of recent safety and health related work in French water purification plants, with prices and work details.
Descriptors (primary) water treatment; public water supply; France
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; slippery floors; safety guides; falls on the level; legislation; toxic substances
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water and sanitation services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases