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Document ID (ISN)108834
CIS number 08-1390
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - Prévention BTP
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jolly H.
Title Asbestos hazards: Construction sector workers on the front line
Original title Risque amiante: les professionnels du BTP en première ligne [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2008, No.106, p.48-51. Illus.
Abstract Topics addressed in this article on the prevention of occupational hazards due to asbestos in the construction sector: jobs exposed to hazards; data on the number of exposed workers in France, cases of compensated occupational diseases and fatalities caused by asbestos; personal protective equipment; diseases caused by asbestos (asbestosis; pleural plaques; bronchopulmonary cancers, mesothelioma); account of a retired electrician suffering from pleural lesions and asbestosis; viewpoint of an asbestos victims' defense association.
Descriptors (primary) France; asbestos; construction sites; risk factors; exposure evaluation; construction industry; health hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) mesothelioma; compensation of occupational diseases; pleural thickening; bronchial cancer; safe working methods; asbestosis; suppression of airborne dust; limitation of exposure; personal protective equipment; lung cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Construction industry and civil engineering
Risk evaluation