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Document ID (ISN)108172
CIS number 08-644
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2007
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2278-209-07
Author(s) Savary B., Vincent R.
Title Centres for the collection of diffuse hazardous wastes - Characterization of potential hazards
Original title Les centres de regroupement des déchets dangereux diffus - Caractérisation des risques potentiels [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2007, No.209, p.23-29. 9 ref.
Internet access http://www.hst.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/ND%202278/$File/ND2278.pdf [in French]
Abstract The complexity of managing the disposal of low-concentration hazardous wastes is due to their nature and their highly-diverse sources. Furthermore, they are often contained in small-sized packaging. The objective of this study was to characterize chemical hazards in hazardous waste collection facilities. Work procedures in several centres were observed. These procedures are essentially manual and the protective measures implemented are often inadequate. The problem is even more pronounced for the collection of household hazardous waste, given that no analyses are carried out on wastes collected from public waste disposal facilities and no information on the possible presence of hazardous chemicals is currently communicated to the processing operators. Various measures aimed at improving the flow of information to the operators of waste disposal facilities are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; refuse collection; health hazards; waste disposal; France
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; limitation of exposure; information of personnel; safety training in industry; job study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal