n IMIESA - Coal tar products present unacceptable HS&E hazards : health and safety

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
  • Author
  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 31, Issue 2, Feb 2006, p. 26 - 27
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... 26 - IMIESA FEBRUARY 2006 While international best practice in road construction has accepted that the use of coal tar products presents unacceptable hazards to worker health, safety and environmental conservation, many road authorities in South Africa have been slow to heed the warning. Currently, only the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape (PAWC) and Gautrans have heeded the call to ban the use of these products. Derivatives of coal tar have long been used for priming bases and pre-coating road stone. Initially some concern was expressed that these tar-based products were unrivalled ..

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