Get your crews to inform you of warning signs, hazards, and risks associated with woodworking. Adopt the right reflexes and individual protections to limit the dust.
If you experience any of the following get help:
You bleed from the nose;
You have a nostril or a runny nose;
You have a sense of smell;
You have pain or swelling in the corner of your eye;
You have eye problems;
You have respiratory problems;
You have skin irritation;
The finest wood dust can cause: sinuses of the face, ethmoid, and nasal cavities, especially those produced by sanding, ginning or machining operations.
They can also cause eczema, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, asthma and respiratory disorders.
– HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL AGENTS (DCO) Carcinogens Mutagens Toxic for Reproduction (CMR)
[Store and learn to read labels and MSDSs]
For use in a well-ventilated area with protective equipment (PPE) to avoid inhalation and contact with eyes or skin.
– NOISE: [Protect yourself with noise-
canceling headphones and earplugs] Double protection at the noisiest stations
– DANGEROUS MACHINES: [Observe the safety instructions and remain vigilant!]
– FALLS OF EVEN FOOT OR OBJECTS: [ Avoid the clutter and store your workstations! ]
GOOD REFLECTIONS to limit dust:
Use the aspirations to your post,
Avoid using the blowgun and sweeping it dry,
Regularly vacuum the workshop,
Use an FFP3 mask or ventilated hood in case of heavy dust,
Regularly clean work clothes without using the blow gun,
Wash your nose with saline at the end of the job
Make sure that you use a good table saw as well. Some are safer than others. Anything by Bosch of dewalt is good. Read the Bosch 4100-09 review here.
If you follow these woodworking tips then we are sure that you will be much better off.