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Portland Cement Dust: Criteria Document for an Occupational Exposure Limit (Research Report) by Health and Safety Executive (HSE)



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FOREWORD This Hazard Assessment Document has been published by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It is aimed at a technical audience and reports on the scientific information which underpins the hazard assessment of a specific substance. Given the widespread occupational exposure to cement dust, it was felt important that HSE develop an updated position in relation to carcinogenicity. Portland cement is generally considered to be a respiratory tract irritant, although there are no data on this aspect in the scientific literature.

Meta-analyses were performed using random effects models for all cancers combined and for each cancer site with three or more reported measures of risk. London: Health and Safety Executive Books. Portland cement dust: criteria document for an occupational exposure limit. London: Health and Safety Executive Books, 1994. 21 Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit.

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Total cement dust exposure was related to acute respiratory symptoms and acute ventilatory effects. Implementing measures to control dust and providing adequate personal respiratory protective equipment for the production workers are highly recommended. The health risks posed by inhaled dust particles are influenced by the deposition pattern of the particles in the various regions of the respiratory tract and by the biological responses exerted by the deposited dust particles. Cement dust irritates the skin, the mucous membrane of the eyes and the respiratory system. Fairhurst S, Phillips A, Gillies C, Brown RH: Portland cement dust: criteria document for an occupational exposure limit. 1977, Health and Safety Executive, LondonGoogle Scholar. Jakobsson K, Horstmann V, Welinder H: Mortality and cancer morbidity among cement workers.

26 (CEMENT) Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Regulations) PORTLAND CEMENT DUST – criteria document for an occupational exposure limit. The effectiveness of the reducing agent reduces with time. shall be treated with a chemical reducing agent (such as ferrous sulfate) that maintains the level of hexavalent chromium in the cement to below 2 ppm by dry weight of cement. Andrew’s/Red Cross Manual Handling Operations Regulations Environmental Protection Act. 1. The marketing and use of cement is subject to a restriction on the content of soluble Cr (VI) From 17 January 2005. Hazard assessment document EH75/7. including the use of the product in combination with any other product or any other process.

PORTLAND CEMENT DUST – criteria document for an occupational exposure limit. June 1994 (ISBN 07176 – 0763 – 1). HSE Guidance Notes EH26 (Occupational Skin Diseases – Health and Safety Precautions). HSE Guidance Note EH40 (Workplace Exposure Limits). Any authorised manual on First Aid by St. John’s/St. Manual Handling Operations Regulations.

occupational exposure. Portland cement dust. Occupational disease. Health effects associated with exposure to cement were reported by Bernardino Ramazzini as early as 1700. Some 250 years later, evidence of an association between the chromate sensitivity induced by cement exposure and dermatitis was reported. 1 Since then, a substantial number of studies have reported increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms, reduced dynamic lung function, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and radiographic abnormalities of the lungs, although many of these studies have been hampered by limitations. Criteria for an occupational exposure limit. London: Health & Safety Executive, 1994.

A draft version of this report was sent for consultation to the Agency network (see Annex). The European Agency would like to thank the organisations and individuals who provided their.