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Document ID (ISN)77159
CIS number 01-1186
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE Woodworking Information Sheet No.12
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Assessment and control of wood dust: Use of the dust lamp
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Nov. 2000. 2p. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Wood dust is a substance hazardous to health, and employers have an obligation under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) to make an exposure assessment and to implement prevention and control measures. A dust lamp is a practical tool for conducting exposure assessments. It produces a high intensity parallel beam of light and shows up fine dust not visible under normal lighting conditions. This information sheet describes dust lamps and provides guidance on their method of use.
Descriptors (primary) dust control; wood dust; woodworking industry; portable lighting; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; responsibilities of employers; legal aspects; data sheet; exposure evaluation; description of technique; dust level
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lighting and colour
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry