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Wood dust

Wood dust is created when wood is worked. Wood dust can dry out the skin and mucous membranes and irritate the airways and mucous membranes. Wood dust can cause cancer of the nose and can cause allergies to varying degrees.


Safety arrangements

There must be extraction (process ventilation) at fixed work sites so that the air is not recirculated. The same is true when working hardwood on building sites and varying work sites.

Cleaning must take place during vacuuming. The vacuum cleaner must be fitted with a filter suitable for preventing the escape of wood dust. You may, for example, use a type H vacuum cleaner in accordance with the EN 60335-2-69 standard. An approved HEPA filter must be used for a class H vacuum cleaner.