LAYING OF BITUMINOUS COMPOUNDS - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

ASFALTBELAEGGNINGSARBETEN - EN ARHETSMILJAESTUDIE

During 1973 and 1974, measurements and studies were made concerning occupational safety and health, ergonomics and work hygiene in conjunction with the laying of bituminous compounds and surface dressing. Work load is at times high when material has to be carried by hand. The most common complaints are due to the smoke and dust. Sample analysis shows that there is no danger of silicosis, but the smoke contains skin irritants and also carcinogens. Further tests are needed. Noise is so high at times that ear protection should be worn. There appears to be no risk of injuries due to whole-body vibration, but local injuries are likely to the hands and arms of drivers if contact with machinery is longer than 2 hours per working day. The findings must be related to the fact that this work is of a seasonal nature, and working periods are often long during the season. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Byggfoerlaget

    P.O. Box 17087
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Berglund, G
    • Hallin, N
    • JONASSON, H
    • Raask, K E
    • Oeberg, J R
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM