Institute releases video on dangers of airborne wood dust

August 15, 2012

Yuma, AZ – Wood dust exposure can be hazardous to workers, causing health effects ranging from allergic symptoms to cancer, according to a new video from the Institute for Safety and Health Management.

The credentialing organization’s short video explains various wood dust hazards, which include combustible dust explosions and exposure to mold or chemicals found in the wood itself.

“The only way to be certain of excessive exposure levels is to monitor the air for wood dust,” the video states, adding that OSHA, NIOSH and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists have standards or recommended exposure levels for airborne wood dust.