Chemical risk in the building sector. If you know it…you avoid it

This booklet deals with exposure to chemical agents (cement, solvents, adhesives, mineral oils, bituminous products and so on) in the building sector and the related, often underestimated, risks for health and safety of workers. Presented subjects:

  • various kinds of agents;
  • hazardous activities or tasks;
  • main preventive and protective measures, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Furthermore, a wide part of the document is dedicated to the most recent European regulation about classification and labeling of dangerous substances and mixtures.
Several pictures and emoticons have been added, so that immigrants, who are frequently employed in Italian construction sites, can understand the contents of this booklet as well.



Il rischio chimico nel settore edile. Se lo conosci... lo eviti... (italian version)                         

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Barbara Manfredi, Elisabetta Badellino, Francesca R. Mignacca
INAIL, Istituto Nazionale per l’Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro, Direzione Centrale Prevenzione
Piazzale Giulio Pastore 6
00144 Roma
Tel: (+39) 06/54872111-2083