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Document ID (ISN)109686
CIS number 09-656
ISSN - Serial title 1762-3561 - Réalité Prévention
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Title Wood dust
Original title Poussières de bois [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 2009, No.20, 4p. (whole issue). Illus.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/Pdf%20ActuRealitePrevention20/$File/ActuRealitePrevention20.pdf [in French]
Abstract In France, more than 300,000 workers are exposed to wood dust. Wood dust is the second most-important cause of occupational cancers recognized and compensated in France. Contents of this issue primarily devoted to wood dust: national campaign on the control and awareness of cancer risks related to wood dust exposure; hand-held woodworking tools. It also presents several recent INRS publications and initiatives on various topics (safety and health management within the enterprise, prevention of back pain, labelling of chemicals, occupational safety and health in warehouses, occupational safety and health on building sites).
Descriptors (primary) wood dust; public OSH institutions; nasal cancer; France; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) power-driven hand tools; woodworking machines; construction sites; backache; labelling; chemical products; warehouses
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)