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Document ID (ISN)43307
CIS number 85-233
ISSN - Serial title 0010-244X - Cahiers des Comités de prévention du bâtiment et des travaux publics
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nœuvéglise J.
Title Work on sewers and wastewater-treatment stations
Original title Travaux en égouts et stations d'épuration [in French]
Bibliographic information 1984, No.3, p.22-26. Illus.
Abstract Review of serious or fatal accidents due to hydrogen sulfide; an explosion; description of the symptoms of leptospirosis and other infectious deseases to which workers in this area are exposed. Preventive measures: personal and collective hygiene (disinfection and pest control in work areas), pre-employment medical examination and vaccinations. Safe work: monitoring the atmosphere, ventilation, etc. In an annex: list of personal and collective protective equipment, hazards that are not specific for sewer workers, French regulations.
Descriptors (primary) water treatment; work in sewers; toxic substances; hydrogen sulfide
Descriptors (secondary) acute poisoning; infectious diseases; leptospirosis; dangerous work; medical supervision; ventilation; exposure evaluation; personal protective equipment; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances
Confined spaces