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Document ID (ISN)102286
CIS number 03-1232
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bruneteau P., Delevoye A., Demeester E., Hunzinger E., Ribes M.L., Roux F., Van Brederode A., Havart C.
Title Restaurant dishwashers: Metrological studies
Original title Plongeur en restauration. Etudes métrologiques [in French]
Bibliographic information 2003, Vol.43, No.3, p.281-289. Illus. 14 ref. + Insert 2p.
Abstract This study on the dishwashing occupation was carried out in a large enterprise canteen serving 1200-1300 meals each day and employing 34 persons, including seven dishwashers. The study was carried out between April 2001 and April 2002 and focussed on the three hazards considered the most critical, namely noise, physical workload and the risk of onset of musculoskeletal diseases. Data were collected by means of two questionnaires, one addressed to the restaurant manager, the other to the concerned staff. Sonometry and sound dosimetry measurements were carried out in the dishwashing area. Physical workload was evaluated by measurements of heart rate. Muscular effort and awkward articular postures were evaluated from video recordings. Several ergonomic and working condition improvements were recommended on the basis of this project. An occupational medicine data sheet on the dishwashing occupation is included in the form of an insert. Contents: characteristics of the occupation; risk factors and constraints; hazard evaluation methods; health effects and occupational pathology; prevention; medical supervision; regulations.
Descriptors (primary) restaurants; group catering; health hazards; job study; dishwashing
Descriptors (secondary) noise; posture recording; physical workload; work posture; musculoskeletal diseases; data sheet; questionnaire survey; noise dosimetry; noise level measurement; medical supervision; pulse rate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Hotels and restaurants
Nutrition