A diverse team from industry, labor, and government were the recipients of the first NORA Partnership Award for Worker Health and Safety for developing and implementing the Asphalt Project, which resulted in engineering controls for asphalt pavers. The project allowed all the partners--the National Asphalt Pavement Association, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Federal Highway Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Asphalt Institute, Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America, paver manufacturers, and International Union of Operating Engineers--to work together to improve working conditions at the paving site. One crucial step was taken in early 1997 when the organizations signed a voluntary agreement requiring that engineering controls, which vent asphalt fumes away from workers on asphalt paving jobs, become standard equipment on all highway-class pavers manufactured in the United States after July 1, 1997.

  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 20
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  • Accession Number: 00768822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1999 12:00AM