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Document ID (ISN)104442
CIS number 05-649
ISBN(s) 2-551-22696-1
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-402
Author(s) Roberge B., Baril M., Bariteau C.
Title Documentation of the risks in hazardous material transfer centres
Original title Documentation des risques dans les centres de transfert des matières dangereuses résiduelles [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2005. i, 21p. 12 ref. Price: CAD 5.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract In recent years, the residual hazardous materials sector, including activities related to industrial cleaning, has been the scene of several occupational accidents, some of them fatal. This study results from a request from the Comité paritaire de l'environnement (CPE, joint environmental committee), consisting of representatives of the Quebec Commission for Occupational Safety and Health (CSST) and sector professionals. Health and safety hazards and risk factors in residual hazardous material transfer centres were investigated by documenting the procedures and equipment used, materials treated, the chemical, microbiological and ergonomic risks faced by workers, safety measures in place and safety training offered. The documentation thus produced provides the managers of hazardous residual material treatment centres with useful tools for implementing preventive measures.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; dangerous substances; risk factors; industrial waste; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; Quebec; report; physical hazards; chemical hazards; biological hazards; plant safety organization; ergonomics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal