Prevention tips: exposure to wood dust

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Španělsko
Spanish
2015

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The video is about the risks associated with woodworking. Animated figures provide guidance on the prevention of occupational exposure to wood dust and explain the risks posed by and diseases associated with wood dust. The video explains that wood dust can cause serious health problems such as asthma and cancer. Carcinogenic wood dust from tropical wood species is mentioned in particular. In the video, it is explained that fine wood dust is the most harmful. The exposure route is explained, as are the prevention measures. The purpose of the video is to provide information, but it is also to help raise awareness.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Zpracování dřeva, výroba dřevěných a korkových výrobků, kromě nábytku; výroba proutěných a slaměných výrobků
Provider: 
Business Confederation of the North of Madrid — CENOR
Tasks covered: 
Woodworking
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Asthmagens
Carcinogens
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

different kinds of wood dust

Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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