This page is intended to exemplify aspects of the Management
of Health and Safety in Workplaces and to assist in education
about, and practical
implementation of occupational health and safety especially in "small
and medium enterprises" of this type.
Hazards and Risks
|Clearly a very important health hazard
in woodworking is that of injury, such as from unguarded saws. 'Manual
handling' can also result in musculoskeletal
From the standpoint of the risks of disease, these
fall into two categories - those associated with energy (especially noise
induced hearing loss) and those from exposure to substances such as
wood dust, adhesives, varnishes etc.
Note: This page is still in preparation and is not intended to be a comprehensive or exhaustive account of health hazards, risks and means of risk reduction in woodworks.