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Reducing worker exposure to asphalt fumes from roofing kettles.
Marlow-DA; Topmiller-JL; Whalen-JJ
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-115, 2007 Feb; :1-4
Roofers, particularly kettle operators, may be exposed to asphalt fumes when asphalt is heated in roofing kettles for built-up roof construction. Asphalt fumes have been associated with a number of health risks. NIOSH examined two engineering controls for reducing exposure to asphalt fumes: fume-suppressing asphalt and afterburner and loader systems.
Roofers; Roofing-industry; Asphalt-fumes; Small-businesses; Fumes; Engineering-controls; Exposure-levels; Construction-materials; Control-methods; Emission-sources; Work-practices
74-98-6; 8052-42-4; 9004-34-6
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
NTIS Accession No.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-115
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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