|Document ID (ISN)||105031|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0829-0369 - Travail et santé
|Convention or series no.
||Roberge B., Baril M., Bariteau C.
||Hazards in hazardous waste management facilities - What is the current situation?
||Des risques dans les centres de transferts des matières dangereuses résiduelles - Qu'en est-il? [in French]|
||Sep. 2005, Vol.21, No.3, p.14-17. 7 ref.
||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.
||disposal of harmful waste; Quebec; risk factors; ergonomics; musculoskeletal diseases
||safe layout; Canada; equipment layout; safety by design; mechanical hazards; physical hazards; chemical hazards
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Waste collection and disposal