Risk exposure studies
In the early 2000s, the industry, occupational health authorities, medical insurance officials, and France’s institute for occupational health and safety established a protocol for sampling and measuring bitumen fumes. The objective was to measure tracers and organic matter contained in fumes inhaled by workers.
Eurovia took part in 7 exposure studies conducted by retirement and occupational health insurance boards (formerly known as regional medical insurance boards) in France and led 3 internal studies in conjunction with external laboratories and occupational health authorities.
All studies have produced the same result: they reveal exposure rates that are much lower than regulatory or recommended limits, whether in France or Europe.
In 2005, Eurovia developed its own prevention guide for divisional managers designed to limit exposure to bitumen.