Woodworking Dust Collection Systems
Reducing the Risk of Woodworking Dust Exposure
Sawmills and furniture manufacturers are two of the leading producers of wood dust. The sawmill and wood production industry, alone, is a $31 billion business that has been rebounding quickly since the recession. These kinds of operations produce wood dust in high volumes and in a wide variety of particulate sizes.
Wood dust may seem like one of the more benign dusts, due to its source material, but exposure to it has been linked with serious health problems. Woodworking equipment tends to throw this dust around a facility, as anyone in these industries knows, so addressing the dust is often a challenge. However, the evidence is in that a worker's exposure to wood dust needs to be limited. Fortunately, methods exist to remediate this dust, protecting both workers and property.