Construction dust: cutting and sanding wood

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English
2014

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Cutting and sanding wood with power tools can produce significant amounts of dust. Effective control is necessary because this work can be high risk. This page provides information on how to control this risk and why it needs to be controlled. The videos show the significant reduction you can achieve by using on-tool extraction in comparison with no control at the source.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
STAVEBNICTVÍ
Provider: 
HSE — Health and Safety Executive
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Woodworking
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Carcinogens
Irritants
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

wood dust

Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Measurement and assessment
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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