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.