HSE WD09 – Stand Alone Dust Collectors (Occasional Use)
It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points or use other equally effective measures.
Wood dust (eg from hardwood, softwood and MDF) can cause serious respiratory diseases including asthma, and dermatitis. Exposure to substances which cause occupational asthma should be prevented, or if that is not reasonably practicable, control exposure to prevent workers from developing asthma. This applies to short-term high as well as long-term exposures.
A pdf copy of the guidance sheet can be downloaded here:- HSE WD09 Stand Alone Dust Collectors