|Document ID (ISN)||48887|
|Convention or series no.
||Holliday M.G., Dranitsaris P., Strahlendorf P.W., Contala A., Engelhardt J.J.
||Wood dust exposure in Ontario industry: the occupational health aspects
||Ontario Ministry of Labour Library, 400 University Avenue, 10th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1T7, Canada, 1985. Vol.1: 171p. Illus. 137 ref.; Vol.2: 133p. Illus.
||This report is based on contacts, a questionnaire survey, industrial hygiene surveys and a literature review. The physical processes leading to wood dust in the workplace atmosphere and the chemical composition of the dust are discussed. A synopsis of potential health hazards faced by workers in the wood products industry is presented. The control measures (engineering and work-practice) by which worker exposure may be reduced are discussed. Estimates of the numbers of workers who are exposed to wood dust and of the concentrations to which they are exposed are given. The attitudes of management and labour representatives, and of the scientific and occupational-health communities are presented. Regulatory control options available to the government are discussed and compared with regulatory approaches adopted by other jurisdictions. The report concludes with suggestions for further research into wood-dust toxicity and for programmes aimed at reducing exposure.
||wood dust; Canada; Ontario; woodworking industry; respirable dust; hazard evaluation; wood and wood products
||literature survey; dust control; report; exposure evaluation; legislation; occupational hygiene evaluation; chemical hazards; biological hazards; biological effects; questionnaire survey
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
Lumber and the woodworking industry