Environmental and Health Aspects Related to Working with Bituminous Mixtures

This report describes the arrangements made to limit the impact of dust and gaseous emissions in particular, both at the production and laying stage of bituminous mixtures. It also reviews the state of the art in the evaluation of health risks to workers on paver, with emphasis on the large difference between bitumen and tar with that regard.

The general purpose of this report is to increase the awareness of Authorities, such as policy makers, decision makers, and the Industry of the relationship between flexible roads and the environment. The inventory will show that, in many cases, all parties involved in the construction process have already started to behave in an environmentally concerned way and in a responsible manner with regard to health. It is the Committee's (TC8) intention that this report should contribute to a constructive dialogue between Industry and Public Authorities on the way in which measures are developed for the protection of the environment and health.

Information sheet

  • Date: 1995
  • Author(s): Comité technique 8 Routes souples / Technical Committee 8 Flexible Roads
  • Domain(s): Environment / Road Pavements
  • Type: Bilingual English - French, published in 1995
  • PIARC Ref.: 08.04.BEN
  • ISBN: 2-84060-032-3
  • Number of pages: 32

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