wood dust particle News

  • IAQ and EH&S Professionals Protect Workers from Wood Dust Hazards

    California's Proposition 65 list added wood dust as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer in 2009. Workers across the nation employed at sawmills, wood processing facilities and during construction and renovation activities are exposed to wood dusts on a daily basis. Whenever wood is cut, drilled, sanded, machined or processed wood dusts can be created. There are ...

  • ISHM Educates Employers and Workers about Wood Dust Exposure Hazards

    Many workers across the nation are exposed to wood dusts at sawmills, wood processing facilities and during construction and renovation activities. In 2009, California's Proposition 65 list added wood dust as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wood dust becomes a potential health problem when wood particles become airborne. Wood dust can be created when wood is ...

  • Dust Explosion Leaves Two Workers Severely Injured in Phoenix

    Last week, two workers from a Phoenix design business were severely injured when a dust explosion occurred while they were cleaning wood dust from the loft area of the business. The injured workers were taken to a local hospital suffering from 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Wood dust is a common cause of combustible dust explosions in the work environment. They occur when wood dust, which are fine ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Exposure to Wood Dust Hazards Revealed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health. The latest educational video discusses health hazards associated with wood dusts. In 2009, wood dust was added to California's Proposition 65 list as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Phoenix Industrial Dust Explosion Sends Workers to the Hospital

    Last month, two workers were rushed to a Phoenix hospital after suffering second and third degree burns following a combustible dust fire at their place of employment. The explosion occurred while the employees were cleaning a loft area of the business that had accumulated significant wood dust. Combustible dust explosions happen all too often in the work environment and they can often be ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • LTR Products, Liberty Tire Recycling Demonstrate Eco-Friendly Benefits of Mulch Made From Recycled Rubber during Greenbuild 2010

    Pinnacle Rubber Mulch Offers Building Professionals a Sustainable Alternative to Wood Mulch PITTSBURGH - LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, will demonstrate the eco-friendly benefits of its Pinnacle Rubber Mulch to thousands of building professionals during the Greenbuild® International Conference and Expo (November 17-19, 2010), which is being held in the McCormick Place ...


    By Liberty Tire Recycling

  • California’s Prop 65 and Public Health Concerns over Wood Dust

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns over exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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