TITLE

Waste industry incident rates higher than construction

PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Management Services;Aug2004, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reviews the research report, Mapping Health and Safety Standards in the UK Waste Industry, which was published by the Health and Safety Executive in July 2004. The report shows that the number of fatal incidents are over ten times the national average, while accident rates are four times the average. The incidents predominantly occur to refuse/ recycling collection workers who manually handle and sort waste. The research shows that over 40 percent of injuries are handling and sprain types and approximately one third result from slips, trips and falls. Being struck by vehicles accounts for 3.5 percent of incidents.
ACCESSION #
14147338

 

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