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Document ID (ISN)111373
CIS number 11-0063
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ravallec C., Vaudoux D.
Title Waste sorting centres - Managing occupational safety and health while being surrounded by waste
Original title Centres de tri - Ménager la prévention au milieu des déchets [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, No.705, p.16-29. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access Centres_de_tri.pdf [in French]
Abstract France has set itself the objective of recycling 75% of consumer product packaging by 2012. To meet this goal, waste sorting centres are increasingly automated. However, workers are still faced with physically strenuous working conditions, with numerous risks of occupational diseases and accidents. This collection of articles focuses on occupational safety and health in waste sorting centres.
Descriptors (primary) France; separating, sorting; conditions of work; speed of work; physical workload; work posture; waste disposal; recycling of materials; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; premises; equipment layout; automation; respiratory diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; local exhaust; personal protective equipment; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal