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NIOSH 1981 May; :1-48
The major chemicals and processes used to preserve wood, the facilities involved in the industry, and the extent of occupational exposure are reviewed. Tar oil, organic solvent, and water bone preservatives used in treating wood are discussed and advantages and disadvantages of their use are described. Categories of wood preserving processes described include the pressure and nonpressure methods and those used to treat unseasoned timber. The advantages of pressure over nonpressure treatments are discussed, and applications appropriate for each process are described. The nature and extent of workers exposure are discussed in terms of the chemicals and processes used. A listing of wood processing facilities and types of products treated is provided.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-79-0090; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-chemicals; Preservatives; Woodworkers; Industrial-processes
Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, JRB Associates, Inc., McLean, Virginia, 48 pages, 8 references
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division