|Document ID (ISN)||67173|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0935-7688 - Entsorgungs-Technik
|Convention or series no.
||Hazards on the conveyor belt. Underestimated and hidden health hazards due to wastes
||Gefahr am laufenden Band. Verkannt und verborgen - Gesundheitsgefährdung durch Abfälle [in German]|
||Nov.-Dec. 1994, Vol.6, No.8, p.27-29. Illus.
||In spite of the high degree of automation of sorting systems, hand sorting is a necessity in waste recycling plants. First results of measurements of the number concentration of bacteria in the air in workplaces where hand sorting is used yielded up to 7 million bacterial colonies/m3 air. No international or national exposure limits for microorganisms have yet been set. However, Directive 90/679/EEC on the protection of employees from biological agents at work (CIS 91-29) applies to waste recycling plants. This directive requires measures to reduce the risks due to bacteria, moulds, viruses and parasites.
||refuse; garbage processing; microorganisms; hand sorting; infectious diseases; industrial waste; pathogenic bacteria
||moulds; viruses; biological hazards; limitation of exposure; belt conveyors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases