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Document ID (ISN)105031
CIS number 06-595
ISSN - Serial title 0829-0369 - Travail et santé
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roberge B., Baril M., Bariteau C.
Title Hazards in hazardous waste management facilities - What is the current situation?
Original title Des risques dans les centres de transferts des matières dangereuses résiduelles - Qu'en est-il? [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.21, No.3, p.14-17. 7 ref.
Abstract Industry generally provides for the disposal of hazardous wastes in specialized centres. Persons working in these centres are exposed to various health hazards. This article describes this industry in Quebec, Canada based on visits made to six of these centres. It describes the centres, the processes they use and the risks and hazards to workers due to chemical, physical ergonomic and safety-related factors. Workplace layouts were found to be designed primarily to satisfy productivity and flexibility requirements rather than ergonomics, leading to risks of musculoskeletal disorders and occupational accidents.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; Quebec; risk factors; ergonomics; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) safe layout; Canada; equipment layout; safety by design; mechanical hazards; physical hazards; chemical hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system