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RR1011 - Pilot project to research the need to update HSE on the occupational health risks in the woodworking industry

This report presents the findings of a pilot project to research the need to update HSE’s evidence base for wood dust exposure risks in GB manufacturing and construction industries.

Information was sourced from businesses which had participated in previous exposure surveys, contact with manufacturing (woodworking) businesses and trade associations, a literature review of papers reporting wood dust exposure data, and occupational hygiene surveys for wood dust exposure at three construction sites. The report finds there to be:

Further research is now planned by HSE to work in partnership with industry to establish a baseline occupational exposure dataset characterising good controls practice.

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Updated 2014-07-22