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Document ID (ISN)78683
CIS number 02-736
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de mÚdecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bonne B., Chartier A.M., Crette A., Grabiaud M.H.
Title Motorcycle dispatch workers
Original title Les coursiers deux roues [in French]
Bibliographic information 2002, Vol.42, No.1, p.29-36. Illus. 12 ref. + 2p. Insert.
Abstract This article discusses the risks incurred by motorcycle dispatch workers. This activity is characterized by high rates of severe road accidents, lack of training and the absence of recognition under collective agreements. Workers come from different backgrounds, often unrelated to the activity. Atmospheric pollution is a legitimate case for concern among workers. Three fictional case descriptions illustrate the working conditions experienced in this activity. Contents of the occupational information sheet accompanying the article: characteristics of the activity; description of the activity; risks and constraints; occupational diseases; preventive measures; regulations; aptitude criteria and contraindications.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; occupational diseases; drivers; safety training in industry; deliverymen; risk factors; motorcycles
Descriptors (secondary) outdoor work; vocational selection; driving tests; safety guides; atmospheric pollution; contraindication; aptitude tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
OSH training