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Title: Waste collection in developing countries - Tackling occupational safety and health hazards at their source

Abstract

Waste management procedures in developing countries are associated with occupational safety and health risks. Gastro-intestinal infections, respiratory and skin diseases as well as muscular-skeletal problems and cutting injuries are commonly found among waste workers around the globe. In order to find efficient, sustainable solutions to reduce occupational risks of waste workers, a methodological risk assessment has to be performed and counteractive measures have to be developed according to an internationally acknowledged hierarchy. From a case study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia suggestions for the transferral of collected household waste into roadside containers are given. With construction of ramps to dump collected household waste straight into roadside containers and an adaptation of pushcarts and collection procedures, the risk is tackled at the source.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Germany (BAuA), Friedrich Henkel Weg 1-25, 44149 Dortmund (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22086563
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Waste Management
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 32; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2012 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0956-053X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONTAINERS; ETHIOPIA; HEALTH HAZARDS; INJURIES; MUNICIPAL WASTES; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PERSONNEL; RISK ASSESSMENT; SKIN DISEASES; WASTE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Bleck, Daniela, E-mail: bleck.daniela@baua.bund.de, and Wettberg, Wieland, E-mail: wettberg.wieland@baua.bund.de. Waste collection in developing countries - Tackling occupational safety and health hazards at their source. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1016/J.WASMAN.2012.03.025.
Bleck, Daniela, E-mail: bleck.daniela@baua.bund.de, & Wettberg, Wieland, E-mail: wettberg.wieland@baua.bund.de. Waste collection in developing countries - Tackling occupational safety and health hazards at their source. United States. doi:10.1016/J.WASMAN.2012.03.025.
Bleck, Daniela, E-mail: bleck.daniela@baua.bund.de, and Wettberg, Wieland, E-mail: wettberg.wieland@baua.bund.de. Thu . "Waste collection in developing countries - Tackling occupational safety and health hazards at their source". United States. doi:10.1016/J.WASMAN.2012.03.025.
@article{osti_22086563,
title = {Waste collection in developing countries - Tackling occupational safety and health hazards at their source},
author = {Bleck, Daniela, E-mail: bleck.daniela@baua.bund.de and Wettberg, Wieland, E-mail: wettberg.wieland@baua.bund.de},
abstractNote = {Waste management procedures in developing countries are associated with occupational safety and health risks. Gastro-intestinal infections, respiratory and skin diseases as well as muscular-skeletal problems and cutting injuries are commonly found among waste workers around the globe. In order to find efficient, sustainable solutions to reduce occupational risks of waste workers, a methodological risk assessment has to be performed and counteractive measures have to be developed according to an internationally acknowledged hierarchy. From a case study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia suggestions for the transferral of collected household waste into roadside containers are given. With construction of ramps to dump collected household waste straight into roadside containers and an adaptation of pushcarts and collection procedures, the risk is tackled at the source.},
doi = {10.1016/J.WASMAN.2012.03.025},
journal = {Waste Management},
issn = {0956-053X},
number = 11,
volume = 32,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}