|Document ID (ISN)||110003|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Lee S.G., Pisaniello D., Tkaczuk M., Jankewicz G.
||The development of an Australian database of wood dust exposures: Issues and future directions
||Oct. 2008, Vol.24, No.5, p.417-424. Illus. 22 ref.
||This article discusses the feasibility of using existing data from various sources in order to assess exposure to wood dust in Australian industry. Information on the exposed workforce and wood usage was gathered from a combination of Australian Bureau of Statistics data and a telephone survey of a cross-sectional sample of woodworking enterprises in South Australia. However, it was found that many small businesses have not conducted exposure evaluations. In view of this limitation, it was concluded that targeted survey work, as has been conducted in the United Kingdom, which includes using national data, surveys and field measurements, is a more reliable strategy for exposure profile development and trend assessment.
||wood dust; Australia; woodworking industry; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation
||information processing and retrieval; small enterprises; computer analysis; medical supervision; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Lumber and the woodworking industry