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Accidents and injuries in the waste management sector

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Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This article presents the risks faced by the workers in the waste management sector:  manual handling (manipulating waste), working postures (prolonged standing), vibrations (driving vehicles, work equipment), chemical substances, biological agents, work organisation (pace of work, job control), etc.

Accidents and injuries in the waste management sector

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Vibrations
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020