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Tag: Hazardous Substances

Industry Warned of Long-Term Damage Caused By Exposure to Hazardous Substances on Construction Sites

The Construction Safety Week 2018 campaign will focus today on the health issues associated with working with hazardous substances. Working with Hazardous Substances Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF said, “Today’s focus on working with hazardous substances, is in line with our realisation that we need to be conscious of health as well as safety. […]

Construction Safety Week 2018: Day Four – Working Safely with Hazardous Substances

Working Safely with Hazardous Substances

A dangerous/hazardous substance in the workplace is deemed any substance, in gas, liquid or solid form, including aerosols, fumes and vapours, that poses a risk to workers’ health or safety. Potential Hazards Some potentially hazardous substances encountered in construction may include: asbestos (eg, pre-2000 insulation, guttering, roof or floor tiles); Respirable Crystalline Silica – RCS […]