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Document ID (ISN)61913
CIS number 94-518
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Title Who should handle garbage?
Original title Hvem skal ta' skraldet? [in Danish]
Bibliographic information Direktoratet for Arbejdstilsynet, Landskronagade 33, 2100 K°benhavn ě, Denmark, 1990. Videotape (25min).
Abstract The work on sorting garbage for the purpose of recycling, turning organic waste into soil etc. was originally done entirely in central locations. The first one in Denmark opened in 1986. Chronic asthma developed very quickly in some of the workers, because of exposure to endotoxins in the waste. Later on, sorting at the source e.g. in homes was introduced. The video explains reasons for the problems of sorting garbage in central locations. It shows technical and job organization improvements in modern plant. The video also outlines other OSH aspects such as ergonomics, repetitive work, and noise.
Descriptors (primary) refuse collection; garbage processing; bacteria; inhalation toxicity; asthma; waste disposal; bacterial toxins
Descriptors (secondary) safety films; ergonomics; repetitive work; noise
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)