A tale of two new schools. The problem Wood dust is a hazardous substance arising from the use of woodworking machines. Breathing in wood dust can cause asthma. However, it is easily controlled by using local exhaust ventilation (LEV). Two new schools had very different experiences when it came to installing LEV in their woodworking…
Clean up your act video by the HSE demonstrates the high exposures you can get sweeping up or blowing down compared to using a vacuum with HEPA filters.
This HSE Woodworking Series information sheet provides advice to employers and operatives on the selection of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for use with both hardwood and softwood dust. A pdf copy of the guidance sheet can be downloaded here:- HSE WIS14 Selecting RPE
Basic guide to health effects, exposure controls etc in woodworking published by HSA Ireland, 2010 HSA Woodworking Information Sheet