At present, there are approximately 300,000 asphalt paving workers who are routinely exposed to asphalt fume. Presently, limited data exists concerning the level of exposure and subsequent health effects for paving workers. The engineering control method developed for highway class pavers includes ventilation systems, baffles, and enclosures to capture the generated contaminant within the paver's auger area and to exhaust it before it enters the workers' working environment.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Construction Equipment & Methods
asphalt paver, construction equipment, niosh, control system
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Asphalt Paver Engineering Control Systems" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 67.