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Document ID (ISN)19428
CIS number 73-315
ISSN - Serial title Prévention et sécurité du travail
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tinard M.
Title Safety in the application of waterproof coatings and screeds
Original title La prévention dans l'exécution des revêtements et chapes d'étanchéité [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 1972, No.92, p.27-38. Illus.
Abstract The author reviews the various hazards involved in the application of waterproof coatings and screeds and their relationship to the size of the work site: burns, falls on the level or from a height, hazards due to products containing aromatic hydrocarbons, etc. The author indicates personal protective measures (use of gloves tied at the wrists, and eye protection when loading the boiler; use of safety belts and life-lines, and footwear with non-slip soles; protection against benzene poisoning) and group protective measures (installation of guard rails and safety nets; use of suitable lifting equipment; safety measures for the tar boiler). The most effective method of accident prevention is to integrate safety measures into the progress of the construction work.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; work on roofs; construction sites; surface coating
Descriptors (secondary) overhead conveyors; work at height; safety nets; railings; burns; safety and health organization; non-slip soles; falls on the level; mechanical hazards; falls from heights; personal protective equipment
Document type -
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment