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Document ID (ISN)40777
CIS number 83-2054
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pereira da Silva E.
Title Occupational health conditions of garbage workers in São Paulo
Original title Condições de saúde ocupacional dos lixeiros de São Paulo [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1983, Vol.11, No.42, p.30-35. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract A 5-year statistical analysis of the accident, occupational disease and absenteeism rates of garbage collectors in São Paulo, using street cleaners in the same city as a control group. Garbage collectors had accident rates 4-6 times higher than street cleaners. The highest relative incidence of disease was that of respiratory diseases (2.5 times higher) and skin infections (1.8 times higher). The average length of sickness was 12.5 days for the garbage collectors, against 8.4 days for the control group. Mortality rates and useful life extectancy rates were also examined.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; refuse collection; sanitation services; street cleaning; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) respiratory diseases; comparative study; statistical evaluation; infectious skin diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Water and sanitation services