Health and safety in the waste sector

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The latest issue of the ETUI's health and safety magazine, HesaMag, focuses on working conditions in the waste and recycling industries in Europe. Although many jobs are likely to be created in the sector, this report suggests that they will not be inherently "sustainable jobs"? From collection to recycling, waste workers face many risks. There are actually more work accidents than in construction. Musculoskeletal disorders take a heavy toll as modernisation of sorting facilities generally speeds up work paces, leaving workers exposed to noise, extreme temperatures, dust and toxic products. EPSU was involved in coordination of the issue which includes an article by EPSU policy officer for waste, Jerry van den Berge.
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