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Document ID (ISN)107810
CIS number 08-463
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DMT TR 39
Author(s) Rosenberg N.
Title Non-infectious occupational respiratory diseases due to biological agents - Sector of waste collection, sorting and recovery
Original title Affections respiratoires professionnelles non infectieuses dues aux agents biologiques - Secteur des déchets: collecte, tri et valorisation [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2007, No.110, p.229-236. Illus. 27 ref.
Internet access$File/TR39.pdf [in French]
Abstract This information sheet describes the main respiratory symptoms faced by workers involved in collecting and sorting household waste. These include hypersensitivity pneumopathy, organic dust toxic syndrome, ocular, nasal and bronchial irritation symptoms and chronic bronchitis. Prevention is based on avoiding the inhalation of dusts and microorganisms. It includes the design and layout of equipment, machinery and containers, ventilation of work premises, work organization and the use of personal protective equipment suited to the types of exposures and activities.
Descriptors (primary) refuse collection; respiratory diseases; garbage collectors and related labourers; waste disposal; biological hazards; separating, sorting
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; industrial physicians; bacterial toxins; equipment layout; aetiology; irritation; symptoms; organic dust; diagnosis; premises; ventilation; personal protective equipment; hypersensitivity; occupational medicine; data sheet; chronic bronchitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Waste collection and disposal
Biological hazards