COSHH advice sheets updated for woodworking industry

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HSE’s suite of direct advice sheets specific to the woodworking industry has been updated, and can help employers, the self-employed and franchisees comply with COSHH regulations.

The new sheets set out what to do to reduce exposure to substances such as wood dust to an adequate level, and protect workers health.

Direct advice sheets for the woodworking industry

This information will help employers, the self employed and franchisees to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure to wood dusts, etc, and protect workers health.

WD0: Advice for managers:

WD1: Bandsaws:

WD2: Circular bench saws:

WD3: Cross-cut saws:

WD4: Vertical spindle moulders:

WD5: Overhead and CNC routers:

WD7: Hand-held sanding machines:

WD10: Wall saw:

WD11: Surface planer:

WD12: Fixed sanding machines (narrow belt):

WD13: Fixed sanding machines (disc):

WD14: Fixed sanding machines (drum/bobbin):

WD15: Chop saw:

WD17: Suction hose attachment for cleaning:

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