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The following links provide information on hazards and controls for many topics associated with sawmill operations. The actual hazards encountered will depend on an evaluation of the operation in question.

What types of injuries and illnesses can occur in the Wood Products Industry? The following data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) characterizes injuries and illnesses for selected SIC codes from the Wood Products Industry. Visit the BLS Safety and Health Statistics page for more information.

  • Table R1. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by industry and selected natures of injury or illness, private industry, 2010.
  • Table R2. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by industry and selected parts of body affected by injury or illness, private industry, 2010.
  • Table R3. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by industry and selected sources of injury or illness, private industry, 2010.
  • Table R4. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by industry and selected events or exposures leading to injury or illness, private industry, 2010.
  • Table R5. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by industry and selected natures of injury or illness, private industry, 2010.
  • Table R6. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by industry and selected parts of body affected by injury or illness, private industry, 2010.
  • Table R7. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by industry and selected sources of injury or illness, private industry, 2010.
  • Table R8. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by industry and selected events or exposures leading to injury or illness, private industry, 2010.

Health Hazard References:

Heat Stress

Cold Stress

Diesel Exhaust

Chemical Hazards

Lyme Disease

Sun Exposure

Noise

Vibration

General Resources

  • Rosenstack, L. and Cullen, M. Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, (2004).
  • Wald, Peter H., and Gregg M. Stove.  Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, (1994).
  • Zenz, Carl, Dicherson, O. Bruce, and Horwoth, Edward P. Occupational Medicine. 3rd ed. Mosby: St. Louis: Missouri, (1994).
  • Parmeggiani, Luigi, ed. Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety. 4th ed. Geneva: International Labor Office, (1998).
  • Raffle, P.A.B., P.H. Adams, Peter J. Baxter and W.R. Lee. Hunters Diseases of Occupations. 8th edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1994).
  • Peter H. Wald, and Greg M. Stove. Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace. Van Nostrand Reinhold, (1994).
  • Carl Zenz, O. Bruce Dickerson and Edward P. Harvath Jr. Occupational Medicine. 3rd edition. Mosby: St. Louis, Missouri, (1994).
  • William N. Rom. Environmental and Occupational Medicine. 3rd edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, (1998).

Dermal Exposure

  • Dermal Exposure. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
  • Armstrong, W.P. and W.L. Epstein. "Poison Oak: More Than Just Scratching The Surface." Herbalgram 34  (1995):36-42.
  • Lee, N.P. and E R Arriola. "Poison ivy, oak and sumac dermatitis." Western Journal of Medicine 171.5-6(1999, November-December):354-355.
  • Poison Ivy Control. Missouri Department of Conservation.  
  • Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Discusses how to treat and prevent poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.
  • Hauser, Susan Carol. Outwitting Poison Ivy. Guilford: The Lyons Press, (2001).
  • Fisher, A.A. "Poison ivy/oak dermatitis. Part I: Prevention - soap and water, topical barriers, hypersentization." Cutis, 57.6(June, 1996): 384-6.

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