ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)109883
CIS number 09-943
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2009
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2309-215-09
Author(s) Rapp R., Fontaine J.R., Henry F., Duquenne P., Koehler V., Greff G., Liang S., Görner P., Becker A.
Title Air diffusion in sorting rooms at domestic waste treatment centres - Which work station ventilation system?
Original title Diffusion de l'air dans les salles tri des centres traitement des ordures ménagères - Quelle ventilation au poste de travail ? [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2009, No.215, p.19-28. Illus. 28 ref.
Internet access http://www.hst.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/HST_ND%202309/$File/ND2309.pdf [in French]
Abstract Domestic waste sorting may be the cause of respiratory or digestive diseases for employees in the waste treatment sector. Site measurements have led to the proposal of ventilation-based prevention methods for reducing biocontamination risk in manual sorting rooms. Each operator is positioned in a unidirectional fresh air flow. Ventilation system performance characteristics were evaluated by measuring dust concentrations, biological indicators and climatic parameters, providing an estimate of the personnel's thermal comfort. Findings are based on a design study involving two pre-sorting cabins before and after modifying the ventilation systems.
Descriptors (primary) garbage processing; hand sorting; biological hazards; limitation of exposure; ventilation systems; premises
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; local exhaust; microorganisms; hot workplaces; comfort assessment; determination in air; design of equipment; equipment layout
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Ventilation
Biological hazards