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Document ID (ISN)107865
CIS number 08-380
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jolly H.
Title Cement: guidance for improved protection
Original title Ciment: des consignes pour une meilleure protection [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2007, No.95, p.48-50. Illus.
Abstract Fresh cement is an irritant that can cause rash, skin erosion, crevasses and burns. It is also an allergen, giving rise to skin diseases known as cement dermatitis, mainly due to impurities containing hexavalent chromium. Overall, cement is believed to be responsible for 10% of occupational skin diseases. This article reviews the precautions to be taken for avoiding these diseases, essentially consisting of hygiene measures and the use of suitable work clothing and personal protective equipment. A box mentions relevant French regulations.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; risk factors; construction industry; cement
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; irritants; France; cement dermatitis; concrete pouring; chromium and compounds; concrete; personal hygiene; personal protective equipment; work clothing; legislation; bricklaying
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Cement and concrete
Construction industry and civil engineering