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Document ID (ISN)105037
CIS number 06-703
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
Year 2005
Convention or series no. INRS ED 124
Author(s) Darves-Bornoz M., Welitz G.
Title Prevention of hazards in the compacting zone
Original title PrÚvention des risques en zone de compactage [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, No.655, insert 4p. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Waste compactors are used to reduce volumes of wastes such as cardboard, printing industry trimmings, plastic bottles and industrial wastes. This practical safety information sheet applies to manually-fed horizontal hydraulic compactors. The main hazard associated with the use of this type of equipment is the risk of being crushed by the compacting head during normal operations, which include the feeding of waste, removal of unsuitable waste and recovery from jamming. Contents: main causes of accidents; preventive measures (compactor selection, access control, personal protective equipment, safety instructions, instructions to operators, organizational measures).
Descriptors (primary) safety devices; mechanical hazards; waste disposal; compacting presses
Descriptors (secondary) manual feed; selection of equipment; safety guides; personal protective equipment; prevention of access
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Machinery and tools
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Safety devices