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Residential waste collection: hazard recognition and prevention.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1982 Mar; :1-84
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00132139
Abstract
Data intended to assist residential waste collection employers, collectors, and worker representatives in identifying, evaluating, and eliminating the major hazards of refuse collection is presented. The text consists of two sections: part one discusses general waste hazards; and part two contains photographs and explanations to illustrate hazards encountered during refuse collection. The topics of load limitations, equipment maintenance, engineering controls, personal protective equipment and clothing, driver training, work pace, job satisfaction, riding position, personal hygiene practices, and preplacement physical examinations are addressed. Specific attention is directed toward occupational hazards associated with various traveling conditions (such as parking on hills), evaluating the load (including hidden chemical hazards), loading conditions (such as hand protection and slippery surfaces), and compacting and unloading conditions (such as exhaust fumes, entering the compactor, and visibility in the landfill). Specific NIOSH recommendations for protecting collectors and drivers are provided.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Waste-disposal; Occupational-exposure; Toxic-effects; Work-practices; Health-hazards; Occupational-hazards; Hazardous-materials
Publication Date
19820301
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-195586
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 82-113
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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