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Document ID (ISN)43505
CIS number 85-543
ISSN - Serial title 0920-0517 - Tijdschrift voor sociale gezondheidszorg
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kemper H.C.G., van Aalst R., Jongert T., Rijks G., Verschuur R.
Title Study of the work load of domestic garbage collectors at Haarlem
Original title Onderzoek naar de arbeidsbelasting van Haarlemse huisvuilbeladers [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information 15 Aug. 1984, Vol.62, No.16, p.635-641. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Study carried out with a view to evaluating organisational changes in garbage collection (once a week only instead of twice a week before, replacement of dust bins by polyethylene bags): 10 garbage collectors were selected and subjected to ergometric tests (measurement of maximum pulling strength, maximum aerobic endurance, heart rate and oxygen uptake). The results of these laboratory tests and of measurements made during actual garbage collection in 2 Netherlands towns under different conditions are given. A comparison of the results reveals that none of the garbage collectors exceeded the maximum permissible weight of 15kg per throw, and that there were no obvious differences in heart rate between the 2 towns.
Descriptors (primary) refuse collection; physical workload; manual lifting
Descriptors (secondary) oxygen intake; pulse rate; comparative study; measurement of work and effort; workload assessment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal