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Document ID (ISN)25054
CIS number 76-862
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chaumont A.J., Fournillou J.C., Mehl J.
Title Collection of garbage and waste - Occupational hazards
Original title La collecte des ordures et dÚchets, ses risques professionnels. [in French]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1975, Vol.36, No.7-8, p.429-434.
Abstract General background information on garbage collecting, past and present, is followed by a definition of the concept of household garbage and a brief description of various methods of garbage collection (traditional non-enclosed method, modern hermetically enclosed method). Comments on the results of national and regional accident statistics involving garbage collectors, which are broken down into 3 categories: accidents due to equipment used, traffic accidents and accidents due to miscellaneous causes. Falls, slips, accidents due to the mechanism for lifting stardardised dustbins and injuries to the hands were all frequent. Recommended preventive measures: general extension of the hermetically enclosed method; guarding of sharp edges and angles of garbage trucks; wearing of protective gloves, non-skid shoes, luminescent clothing; safety training.
Descriptors (primary) refuse collection; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) France; history; causes of accidents
Document type -
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal