The problems related to a sanitary landfill are the impact on the environment and the risks for safety and health of the workers. In this study we have examined the state of health of the 70 workers of a sanitary landfill in the suburban area of Rome. Demographic and sanitary data have been collected by consulting the clinical records compiled by the industrial medical doctor. Data results show a low vaccine protection for tetanus and typhus; a high incidence of pathologies involving hearing, gastroenteric and respiratory apparatus, and a low incidence of injuries. The analysis of data underline a correlation between the risks of a landfill and the pathologies found, although in some of these cases are present other risk factors (tobacco, alcohol, etc.). The authors suggest the need to improve preventive interventions like information and formation courses on the risks related to work, on the use of personal protection devices and sanitary controls.
|Translated title of the contribution||Surveillance program of workers in a sanitary landfill|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health