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Document ID (ISN)27634
CIS number 77-1459
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hansson J.E., Klusell L.
Title An ergonomic study of carting and carrying refuse bags
Original title Ergonomiska specialstudier av kärrning och bärning av sopor [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Undersökningsrapport 1977:9, Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Fack, 100 26 Stockholm, Sweden, 1977. 46p. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Results of observations made on 8 dustmen to determine maximum weight of filled refuse bags, space requirements, access routes to, and facilities for stepping onto and dismounting from refuse trucks. The factors affecting strenuousness of the work included weight of the filled bag (maximum 35kg); centre of gravity of the bag; movement up and down stairs; carrying refuse bags by hand or using trolleys; ease of getting in and out of the truck. Recommendations are made for carting, carrying and design of access to and egress from the trucks. English summary.
Descriptors (primary) refuse collection; manual handling; heavy work
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; report; ergonomic evaluation; load carriage; access to workplaces
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal