Identified Risks at Swedish Recycling Centres during Handling of Waste from Electric and Electronic Equipment
2005 (English)In: Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Proceedings / [ed] Yamamoto, R; Furukawa, Y; Hoshibu, H; Eagan, P; Griese, H; Umeda, Y; Aoyama, K, 2005, 951-954 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) is the most rapidly growing waste stream. Further, producer responsibility was enforced in EU member countries during 2005. Most of the WEEE in Sweden is collected at manned recycling centres, which have a key role for the downstream handling in order to ensure high collection rates of WEEE and a proper initial sorting. The Swedish concept for collection of WEEE is based on manual work which creates risks for the employees. This paper have identified a number of risks in the work environment at recycling centres during handling of WEEE, particularly fi-equent heavy manual lifting of televisions, white goods and net cages. The personnel especially suffer from ache or pain from the back, and they show a high number of occupational accidents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. 951-954 p.
accident, electric and electronic waste, recycling, risk work environment
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-79223DOI: 10.1109/ECODIM.2005.1619388ISI: 000237192500190OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-79223DiVA: diva2:495261
4th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (EcoDesign 05). Tokyo, JAPAN. DEC 12-14, 2005
QC 201202282012-02-082012-02-082012-02-28Bibliographically approved