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Document ID (ISN)35378
CIS number 81-830
ISBN(s) 3-88314-097-X
Year 1980
Convention or series no. Fb 230
Author(s) Brigham F., Radl G.W., Tossing N., Wegner K.
Title Working conditions in city cleaning departments
Original title Arbeitsbedingungen bei der Stadtreinigung [in German]
Bibliographic information Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Unfallforschung, Postfach 17 02 02, 4600 Dortmund 17, Federal Republic of Germany, 1980. 179p. Illus. 36 ref. Price: DM.22.50.
Abstract Report of an investigation of working conditions of refuse collectors and street cleaners. General outline of research methods, methodology applied, cleaning systems (especially ergonomic aspects and accident hazards), techniques of workload evaluation, medical examinations, laboratory tests, environmental factors (weather conditions, noise, vibration, dust, harmful substances). Regulations and standards currently effective in the Federal Republic of Germany are tested against the realities of working conditions, and a new text of safety and health regulations for these occupations is analysed. Final evaluation of the work situation, with proposals for improvement (design and layout of the driver's cab for a street sweeper, organisational measures, reduction of physical workload, ergonomic and technical measures, medical supervision, hearing protection, weather protection, weather protective clothing).
Descriptors (primary) refuse collection; sanitation services; street cleaning; physical workload
Descriptors (secondary) climate; work organization; report; Germany (Federal Republic of); noise; vibration; design of equipment; work during bad weather; dust; drivers cabs; weather protective clothing; legislation; harmful substances
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Water and sanitation services