Occupational exposure to asphalt fumes

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Italie
Italian
2008

Description

Workers carrying out asphalt works are exposed to many hazardous chemical agents either through inhalation or via dermal contact. The document briefly presents the hazards of asphalt fumes (of which some components are carcinogens), as well as protection measures and related legislation.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Construction de routes et de voies ferrées
Provider: 
ISPESL — National Institute for Prevention and Safety at Work
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Other
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Gases
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

asphalt fumes 

Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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