NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Control of wood dust from random orbital hand sanders.
Topmiller JL; Flesch JP
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2001 Dec; 16(12):1091
Random orbital (rotating) hand sanders have been found to create significant amounts of wood dust. Workers exposed to wood dusts have experienced a variety of adverse health effects such as eye and skin irritation, allergy, reduced lung function, asthma, and nasal cancer. Therefore, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends limiting wood dust exposures to prevent these health problems.
Wood-dusts; Occupational-exposure; Workers; Worker-health; Eye-irritants; Skin-irritants; Allergies; Lung-function; Bronchial-asthma; Nasal-cancer; Health-hazards; Woodworkers; Woodworking; Woodworking-equipment; Woodworking-industry
Issue of Publication
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division