Health and safety is the number one priority for the cement industry for its employees, contractors, end-users and those who are neighbours to its operations.
Although cement is easy to use, it is important to follow the correct safety precautions. Appropriate personal protective equipment should be worn to ensure people do not suffer allergic dermatitis, irritant dermatitis or burns.
The following tips are designed to help you use cement in a safe manner but you should always follow the safety information on the cement, mortar or concrete product you are using:
For further guidance, please refer to the HSE Cement: Construction Information Sheet, which can be found at www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cis26.pdf.
MPA Cement is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.
MPA Cement, Gillingham House, 38-44 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HU
T: 0207 963 8000