Use PPE when Working with Asphalt

Worker Exposure to Asphalt Fumes

Construction workers are being cautioned to lower their exposure to asphalt fumes. Despite warnings from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, OSHA has yet to publish a permissible exposure limit to the contaminant. More than 50,000 workers are exposed to the fumes every year. According to OSHA, exposure can result in headache, skin rash, fatigue,…