|Document ID (ISN)||102328|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et recherches R-347
||Lavoie J., Guertin S., Verdon C.
||Taking occupational safety and health considerations into account in the layout redesign of a recyclable waste separation centre
||Intégration de la santé et de la sécurité du travail lors de la conception du réaménagement d'un centre de tri de matières recyclables [in French]|
||Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2003. 34p. Illus. 23 ref. Price: CAD 5.35.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/htmfr/pdf_txt/R-347.pdf [in French]
||Centres for the separation and recovery of household waste are sources of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic health hazards, as well as safety hazards for the workers. The objectives of this study were to determine the factors to take into account for the design and layout of new centres, as well as for the diagnosis of the current safety and health hazards in existing centres. The study involved interviews of centre managers, workplace sampling and analysis, and job observations. Recommendations included storing the waste outside the premises, installing closures at each material feed hopper, increasing lighting intensity, installing a mechanical recovery system for plastic films, installing booster cushions at the workplaces and installing deflectors or favouring work face-to-face.
||occupational safety and health; Quebec; recycling of materials; waste disposal; separating, sorting
||airborne dust; design of equipment; report; carbon monoxide; carbon dioxide; moulds; nitrous oxide; bacteria; fungi; equipment layout; harmful substances; work posture; ergonomics; anthropometry; manual handling; premises; upper extremities; exposure evaluation; job study; work design; sampling and analysis; determination in air; speed of work
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Waste collection and disposal