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Managing construction health risks

Practical tools and guidance

Managing construction health risks
  • United Kingdom
Provider: 
HSE — Health and Safety Executive
Available in languages: 
English
Description: 

This website provides information about health risks at construction sites and how to manage them. It has sections on construction dust, carcinogens, cement, lead, isocyanates, solvents, carbon monoxide and harmful micro-organisms.

Sector / Industry covered: 
CONSTRUCTION
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Handling Chemicals
Heating or Machining Plastics/Rubber
Removing Coatings
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Asphyxiants
Carcinogens
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Substance description
Substance description: 

construction dusts (silica, asbestos), lead, isocyanates, solvents, diesel enginde exhaust, carbon monoxide

CAS Number: 
14808-60-7
1332-21-4
7439-92-1
630-08-0
EC number: 
238-878-4
603-721-4
231-100-4
211-128-3
Prevention measures: 
Not applicable
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Guidance
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)
Year of publication: 
2017