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Document ID (ISN)108475
CIS number 08-859
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bondéelle A., Ravallec C.
Title Water distribution and treatment work - Seeing clearly through muddy waters
Original title Métiers de l'eau et de l'assainissement - Voir clair en eaux troubles [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, No.682, p.18-31. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract This collection of articles on occupations in water distribution and treatment discusses the risks to which workers in this sector are exposed, namely: physical workload; work in isolation; work in confined atmospheres; work in confined spaces; biological hazards; toxic and explosive gases; road hazards. It comments the measures adopted by two French enterprises involved in water distribution and treatment, the specific problems faced by small enterprises operating in this sector and the collaborations set up between the regional health insurance institution and representatives of the sector in a French region.
Descriptors (primary) sewage; water and sanitation services; work in sewers; sewage treatment; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; France; fire hazards; physical workload; toxic gases; work in confined spaces; cooperation; limitation of exposure; personal protective equipment; chemical hazards; biological hazards; safe working methods; role of insurance institutions; explosion hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Biological hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Water and sanitation services
Confined spaces