Manual material handling at a Swedish state-of-the-art recycling centre
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of Nordic Ergonomics Society's 38th Annual Congress, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
Manned recycling centres are used in Sweden for collection of mainly large-sized, hazardous, and electrical waste from households. This study aimed at identifying common manual work tasks performed with and without using technical equipment at a Swedish state-of-the-art recycling centre, and to give suggestions for further improvements. Observations of the employees and focus group interviews were performed. Although the facility studied had been recently built and could be considered as a state-of-the-art example, the work tasks involved heavy manual lifts and insufficient human-machine interaction increasing the risks for accidents. Suggestions for improvements include additional equipment for material handling.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
waste, risk, equipment, work environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102634OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-102634DiVA: diva2:680115
Nordic Ergonomics Society's 38th Annual Congress (NES2006), Hämeenlinna, Finland, 24-27 September.