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Jan 16, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Sawmills

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/woodproducts/tech_sawmills.html

This topic page provides information on regulations, hazards and injury prevention as related to work in sawmills.

Source: OSHA

Jun 01, 2016
Combustible dust

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/combustible-dust

Many dusts are combustible, which means they can catch fire and burn. When fine dust particles catch fire while they’re suspended in the air, known as deflagration, fire can spread rapidly and sometimes leads to an explosion.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Mar 01, 2013
Safety and Health Topic Page: Hydrogen Sulfide

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/hydrogensulfide/index.html

This web page provides information on how hydrogen sulfide can affect your health, where you might find it, and how to prevent harmful exposures.

Source: OSHA

May 01, 2008
Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert - Combustible Dust

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/hazard/2993-17.pdf

This hazard alert addresses an explosion and fire caused when sugar dust ignited causing injuries and deaths. This alert addresses the risk of this occurring related to wood dust, powder-coating filters, grains and other products.

Source: Oregon OSHA

May 01, 2005
Pulp & paper

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/industries/manufacturing/types/pulp-paper

Here you'll find links to health and safety information and resources for work in the pulp and paper industry.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Nov 01, 2004
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills

http://osha.oregon.gov/Pages/topics/pulp-paper-and-paperboard-mills.aspx

This topic page provides Oregon OSHA information on rules, directives and interpretations for the pulp, paper and paperboard industry.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Oct 01, 2004
OSHA Wood Products - Sawmill eTool

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/sawmills/index.html

Working in a sawmill is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Massive weights and falling, rolling, or sliding logs can be very dangerous.

Source: OSHA

Oct 01, 2004
Safety and Health Topics: Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Mills

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/pulppaper/index.html

Pulp and paper manufacturing can also be very hazardous due to massive weights and falling, rolling, and/or sliding pulpwood loads.Use this site to access information on regulations, hazards and injury prevention.

Source: OSHA