|Document ID (ISN)||107651|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||da Silva M.C., Fassa A.G., Siqueira C.E., Kriebel D.
||World at work: Brazilian ragpickers
||Oct. 2005, Vol.62, No.10, p.736-740. Illus. 15 ref.
||This cross-sectional survey was carried out to evaluate the working conditions of ragpickers in a Brazilian locality. The sample of 455 ragpickers was also compared to that of 535 non-ragpickers from the same poor neighbourhoods. The survey was carried out in the form of household interviews. Findings concerning the nature of the work, work postures, exposures and other risk factors are discussed.
||Brazil; conditions of work; risk factors; recycling of materials; waste disposal
||informal sector; physical workload; social aspects; exposure evaluation; cross-sectional study; work posture
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Waste collection and disposal