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Document ID (ISN)107651
CIS number 08-107
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) da Silva M.C., Fassa A.G., Siqueira C.E., Kriebel D.
Title World at work: Brazilian ragpickers
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, Vol.62, No.10, p.736-740. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; conditions of work; risk factors; recycling of materials; waste disposal
Descriptors (secondary) informal sector; physical workload; social aspects; exposure evaluation; cross-sectional study; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Physiology, ergonomics
Biological hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal