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ID (ISN) del documento110771
Número CIS 10-0416
ISSN - Título de la serie 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Engkvist I.L.
Título Working conditions at recycling centres in Sweden - Physical and psychosocial work environment
Información bibliográfica May 2010, Vol.41, No.4, p.347-354. Illus. 37 ref.
Resumen The aim of this study was to investigate physical and psychosocial working conditions for employees at recycling centres in Sweden, to describe how they were perceived, to compare differences between subgroups, and further to identify proposals for improvement. The study population comprised 122 employees of 42 recycling centres which responded a postal questionnaire. Of these, 32 employees from 16 recycling centres were interviewed, as well as their employer. The work at recycling centres was reported to be a meaningful service job comprising many social interactions with users, but also substantial physical strain. There was a high frequency of injuries and minor injuries. Several risks were identified. There is a need for several preventive actions, including better planning when building recycling centres, better machines and equipment, and more training, especially in handling hazardous waste.
Descriptores (primarios) Suecia; condiciones de trabajo; eliminación de desechos; reciclaje de materiales; factores de riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) trabajo penoso; enfermedades del aparato locomotor; lesiones corporales; levantamiento manual; apreciación subjetiva; encuesta por cuestionario; eliminación de desechos peligrosos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Polución, problemas de ambiente
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Waste collection and disposal
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Psychological factors