Safety and health at the wood workshop

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The occupational safety and health factsheets depict safe working practices related to specific hazards found at wood workshops. These factsheets are aimed at employers and workers in micro and small enterprises, including those in the informal economy. They include sections on working with machines, wood dust, slips and trips, and noise.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Výroba dřevěných, korkových, proutěných a slaměných výrobků
Provider: 
International Labour Organization — ILO
Tasks covered: 
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
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Training
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Workers

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