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Document ID (ISN)101328
CIS number 03-108
Year 2002
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5019
Author(s) Binet B., Brasseur G., Lafontaine M., Dornier G.
Title Asphalt and road work
Original title Bitumes et travaux routiers [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2002. 4p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/htm/bitumes_et_travaux_routiers.html [in French]
Abstract 75,000 workers are employed in road work in France, of whom 4200 are directly concerned by exposure to asphalt fumes. It is estimated that these workers are exposed for an average of 1000 hours per year. Asphalt smoke contains substances that are harmful to health. Consequently, due attention needs to be given to prevention measures to protect the workers' health. Contents of this safety data sheet on asphalt fumes during road work: risks to humans (exposed population, health effects); means of prevention (simple measures, technical improvements in products and processes); animal experiments; epidemiological and exposure evaluation studies in humans.
Descriptors (primary) road work; France; training material; health hazards; bitumen
Descriptors (secondary) thiophene derivatives; safety guides; carcinogens; public OSH institutions; emulsions; benzo(a)pyrene; exposure evaluation; 1-hydroxypyrene; personal protective equipment; animal experiments; research; glossary; data sheet; cooperation; threshold limit values
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
OSH training