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NIOSH hazard controls HC10 - control of wood dust from table saws.

Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-127, (HC 10), 1996 Sep; :1-2
The use of a local exhaust hood to control the dust generated during the use of table saws was described. Traditionally wood dust control at table saws has been through exhaust systems through the bottom of the table. A local exhaust hood was added to a table saw to control wood dust. Another modification involved the addition of a divided plate in the table base to increase the exhaust velocity and aid clean out. The table exhaust system was also relocated. The exhaust hood, when placed over the top of the blade saw, contained the dust as it was thrown from the saw blade. Use of the exhaust hood reduced wood dust emissions by over 90% when installed on a typical table saw. The hood was designed so that it will not interfere with the operation of the worker. It was easy to install and maintain. At present this dust control device is not commercially available.
Wood; Wood-dusts; Woodworkers; Woodworking; Woodworking-equipment; Woodworking-industry; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Exhaust-hoods; Exhaust-systems; Exhaust-ventilation; Airborne-particles; Air-quality-monitoring; Woodworking-industry; Woodworkers; Exhaust-ventilation; Skin-irritants; Eye-irritants; Respiratory-irritants; Nasal-cancer; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-127; HC-10
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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