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Construction workers — exposure to nanoparticles

Workers in the construction industry are exposed to many risks, including exposure to dangerous substances. Many of these dangerous substances derive from new products or materials.

This guidance focuses on exposure to nanoparticles in construction. It provides information about nanomaterials in general, the toxicology of nanomaterials, the exposure of workers in construction and prevention measures, including the elimination of hazards, organisational and technical measures and personal protective measures.

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Instituto Nacional de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Country
Spain
Substances
  • Dust
  • Fine particulate matter
Professions
  • Construction workers
Sector / branche
  • Construction
Solution types
  • 1. S – Substitution
  • 2. T – Technical measurements
  • 3. O – Organizational measurements
  • 4. P – Personal protection