Eurobitume’s HSE Committee provides support and systematic review of European and international studies on all pertinent aspects of key issues such as occupational health, recycling and environmental management, as they relate to bituminous binders.
It is committed to building a well defined EU regulatory position for bitumen, as well as developing sound scientific studies for classification and regulations.
The committee works with peer groups in other national and international industry associations and bitumen customer or downstream user organisations.
Questions people frequently ask about bitumen and health. More
Eurobitume is leading the industry’s initiative to prepare for compliance with REACH, the new European procedures for evaluating and registering all chemical substances. This new regulation affects all downstream users or processors of bitumen. More
REACH EINECS and CAS
Guidance on use of EINECS & CAS definitions for REACH registration. More
REACH bitumen uses
Eurobitume has published a new REACH guidance table. This table translates the current list of bitumen use descriptors, prepared by CONCAWE for the REACH registration process, into the relevant uses and applications commonly understood throughout the industry. More
Safety Data Sheets
Bitumen suppliers provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to their customers for all bitumens. These sheets list all known hazards and indicate risk reduction measures. More
To encourage good operational safety and environmental policies, Eurobitume has developed a range of publications for the benefit of those involved in the transport and handling of bituminous products. More
Bitumen has been used as a construction product for thousands of years. It is 100% re-useable and recycling of asphalt paving has increased significantly in recent years. In 2009, more than 52 million tonnes of asphalt were recycled in Europe. Quantities recycled directly back into road surfaces vary from country to country, but can be as high as 85%. More