|Document ID (ISN)||107865|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
|Convention or series no.
||Cement: guidance for improved protection
||Ciment: des consignes pour une meilleure protection [in French]|
||Apr. 2007, No.95, p.48-50. Illus.
||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.
||skin diseases; risk factors; construction industry; cement
||allergens; irritants; France; cement dermatitis; concrete pouring; chromium and compounds; concrete; personal hygiene; personal protective equipment; work clothing; legislation; bricklaying
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Cement and concrete
Construction industry and civil engineering