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Document ID (ISN)21704
CIS number 74-1763
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Title Automatic control on certain garbage collecting trucks
Original title Automatik på vissa sophämtningsbilar [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Meddelanden 1974:5, National Occupational Safety and Health Board (Kungliga Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen), Fack, Stockholm 34, Sweden, 21 Jan. 1974. 2p.
Abstract Certain types of garbage-collecting trucks equipped with a garbage-compacting mechanism have caused injuries to workers whose hands or arms were caught when pressing the compactor control button. To prevent this type of accident, the following measures must be taken: the automatic control cycle must be activated only after the edges of the dust bin and the compactor plate have passed each other and are at least 100mm apart; the adjusting screw of the automatic control switch must be safely locked and made inaccessible; the start button must be flush with the truck body to avoid accidental operation; movable parts must be well visible from the operator's platform.
Descriptors (primary) safety devices; Sweden; refuse collection; garbage collecting trucks
Descriptors (secondary) control circuits; safety by design; directive; replaced
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety devices
Road transportation
Waste collection and disposal