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Document ID (ISN)110003
CIS number 09-893
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lee S.G., Pisaniello D., Tkaczuk M., Jankewicz G.
Title The development of an Australian database of wood dust exposures: Issues and future directions
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.24, No.5, p.417-424. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) wood dust; Australia; woodworking industry; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) information processing and retrieval; small enterprises; computer analysis; medical supervision; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lumber and the woodworking industry
Exposure evaluation
Woodworking industry