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Exposures to lead, metals, and wood dust during stripping and refinishing furniture.
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2003 Sep; 18(9):639-645
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) from a management official at a furniture finishing company. The request concerned worker exposures to lead and other metal exposures that may result from stripping and refinishing furniture. A survey was conducted to evaluate worker exposures in the furniture stripping shop for lead, other metals, and wood dust during typical wood stripping and refinishing operations.
Occupational-exposure; Exposure-levels; Lead-compounds; Lead-dust; Metals; Wood-dusts; Furniture-industry; Work-environment; Workers
Issue of Publication
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division