Accidents and injuries in the waste management sector

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Accidents and injuries in the waste management sector

Accidents and injuries in the waste management sector

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

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.

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.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

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
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2020