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AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Asphalt

Asphalt is a dark brown or black substance derived from crude oil. It may be a solid, a semi-solid, or a liquid and is a strong adhesive.

Other names for asphalt include road tar, road binder, mineral pitch, petroleum pitch, petroleum asphalt, and seal-coating material.

Asphalt is used for road paving, roofing tar, roll-roofing, roofing felt, shingles, pipe covering, floor tile, waterproofing, and many other products and processes. Its use will determine what other substances are blended with it and what health and safety hazards are associated with it.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-15 16:30:36
Description Asphalt is a dark brown or black substance derived from crude oil. It may be a solid, a semi-solid, or a liquid and is a strong adhesive.

Other names for asphalt include road tar, road binder, mineral pitch, petroleum pitch, petroleum asphalt, and seal-coating material.

Asphalt is used for road paving, roofing tar, roll-roofing, roofing felt, shingles, pipe covering, floor tile, waterproofing, and many other products and processes. Its use will determine what other substances are blended with it and what health and safety hazards are associated with it.
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Source AFSCME
Keyword Worker safety, Asphalt, Chemical
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-15 16:26:28
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2009-09-15 16:30:36
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-15 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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