Sorting waste on the path to continuous improvement
The case study presents the Smictom in Alsace, which manages the collection and treatment of household waste in 90 municipalities. This establishment is constantly examining how to improve working conditions. The technical and organizational changes in collections, waste collection centers and its sorting center are aimed in particular at sparing the backs of staff in the establishment. The operations carried out within Smictom range from the removal by individuals of their bulky items at the recycling center to sorting operations for recyclable materials, including the collection of household waste. They have all benefited from measures to combat low back pain.