Sorting waste on the path to continuous improvement

Digita: 
Case study
Country: 
Francia
Languages: 
French
Provider: 
INRS

Descrizione

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.

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Language of original language description: 
French

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Trattamento e smaltimento dei rifiuti
Pericoli: 
Posture scomode
Ritmi lavorativi intensi
Movimenti che richiedono sforzi
Attività/movimenti ripetitivi
Health effects: 
Dolori o infortuni dorso-lombari
Disturbi agli arti superiori
Prevention measures: 
Misure tecniche, ad esempio attrezzature ergonomiche
Limitare/ridurre al minimo il rischio mediante misure organizzative, ad esempio la diminuzione del numero di lavoratori esposti e la rotazione del lavoro
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Tutti (nessun gruppo specifico)
Purpose of the material: 
Sensibilizzazione
Destinatari: 
Tutti (nessun destinatario specifico)
Priority area: 
Prevenzione
Date of Publication / Year : 
2019