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ID (ISN) del documento48887
Número CIS 88-258
Año 1985
Número de serie
Autor(es) Holliday M.G., Dranitsaris P., Strahlendorf P.W., Contala A., Engelhardt J.J.
Título Wood dust exposure in Ontario industry: the occupational health aspects
Información bibliográfica 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.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) polvo de madera; Canadá; Ontario; industria maderera; polvos respirables; valoración del riesgo; madera y productos de la madera
Descriptores (secundarios) revisión bibliográfica; lucha contra los polvos; informe; valoración de la exposición; legislación; valoración de la higiene del trabajo; riesgos químicos; riesgos biológicos; efectos biológicos; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
Tema(s) Polvos, aerosoles
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Risk evaluation
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry