Report Year Archives: 1999

Wood Dust Exposure Standards: Managing Change – An International Perspective

Wood Dust Exposure Standards: Managing Change – An International Perspective

Workers in the timber industry are exposed to many hazards: excessive noise levels, manual handling sprains and strains; lacerations and crush injuries from materials handling and skin effects such as allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.  Poorly designed work stations, poor housekeeping and insufficient lighting can also influence the health and safety of timber industry workers.

Use of Plantation Hardwood Thinnings as Roundwood in Construction

Use of Plantation Hardwood Thinnings as Roundwood in Construction

Access to hardwood material for processing from native forests is being
phased out under Regional Forest Agreements in Australia and conserved
under environmental policies in most other countries. Plantations are
expected to meet a growth in demand of approximately 4% (~100,000
hectares) annually and the total plantation estate is expected to reach 3
million hectares within two decades.

Chemical Handling, Storage And Transfer Systems For Plantation Forestry

Chemical Handling, Storage And Transfer Systems For Plantation Forestry

Access to hardwood material for processing from native forests is being
phased out under Regional Forest Agreements in Australia and conserved
under environmental policies in most other countries. Plantations are
expected to meet a growth in demand of approximately 4% (~100,000
hectares) annually and the total plantation estate is expected to reach 3
million hectares within two decades.