Updated safety guidance from Eurobitume

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To ensure Eurobitume’s extensive suite of health and safety guidance documentation continues to reflect the latest industry innovations and developments regarding specifications, legislation, research and data, we have updated our ‘Potential risks of Hydrogen Sulphide through the manufacture and delivery process’ document and H2S cards, and produced a new document, ‘Guidance to disconnect hoses under pressure’.

Updated H2S guidance documents
Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) is naturally present in crude oils and can be formed during refining and when hot bitumen is in storage and transportation tanks.

To help people throughout the bitumen supply chain safely manage the risks associated with handling bitumen in the presence of H2S, Eurobitume has updated its comprehensive guidance document, ‘Potential risks of Hydrogen Sulphide through the manufacture and delivery process’, to incorporate the latest industry information.

The updated ‘Potential risks of Hydrogen Sulphide through the manufacture and delivery process’ document is available from the Eurobitume website, by clicking here.

Updated H2S Cards
We have also similarly updated the handy ‘H2S in Bitumen Emissions’ cards that are available in multiple languages from the PUBLICATIONS / Documents page of the Eurobitume website.

The guidance on these cards clearly identifies and summarises the main hazards associated with H2S in bitumen emissions, and the likely exposure scenarios and potential risks. This helps organisations and individuals comply with their responsibilities during the loading, delivery, storage, transport and use of bitumen products.

Guidance to disconnect hoses under pressure
Occasionally, a bitumen delivery which has commenced cannot be completed for a number of reasons. When this happens, the weight of the remaining bitumen in the truck trailer puts pressure on the hose and this poses a safety risk for uncoupling.

Eurobitume has developed a new guidance document, ‘Recommendations to disconnect hoses in case still under pressure’, which shares good industry practises about how to safely disconnect hoses when a delivery is incomplete.

This new guidance document is available in English, German and French.