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

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)110354
CIS number 09-1337
ISSN - Serial title 0829-0369 - Travail et santé
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dupont M.A., Handfield G., Beaudoin D., Côté E., Choukevitch S.
Title Coffee grains: A risk to workers' health?
Original title Les grains de café: un risque pour la santé des travailleurs [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2009, Vol.25, No.3, p.38-42. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract An evaluation of the quality of air carried out by hygiene authorities in a coffee roasting plant highlighted the presence of carbon monoxide, not due to the burners as originally suspected but to the roasted coffee grains themselves. The problem was confirmed in other enterprises which were also inspected. Various measures are proposed, including in particular local exhaust, ventilation design and the layout of the premises.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; coffee roasting; determination in air; carbon monoxide
Descriptors (secondary) local exhaust; public OSH institutions; Canada; case study; role of medical labour inspection; migraine; symptoms; premises; ventilation design; equipment layout
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Carbon monoxide
Food industry