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Document ID (ISN)25028
CIS number 76-861
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Keen R.C., Mumford C.J.
Title A preliminary study of hazards to toxic waste disposal operators on ten landfill sites in Britain.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1975, Vol.18, No.3, p.213-228. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract Introductory general analysis: 70% of toxic waste is disposed of on sites operated by the waste producer, 5% is dealt with by local authorities, and 25% by contractors; the extent of the hazards involved in the United Kingdom is estimated; list of materials for which notification was made; facilities at typical sites; review of potential operator hazards (chemical, physical, mechanical, infective). The report itself deals with site conditions (measurement of noise, gases and vapours, and general atmosphere); results of sampling of materials; summary of interviews with 25 workers (protection provided; accounts of incidents involving hazadous situations or irresponsible conduct). Preliminary conclusions are drawn, and recommendations for measures at official and operation levels made.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; health hazards; industrial waste; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; noise; mechanical hazards; infectious diseases; occupational health survey; fire hazards
Document type -
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Bacterial and parasitic diseases