Wood Dust

Evaluating Exposure

There are a number of ways to check the workplace for airborne wood dust. However, the only way to be certain of excessive exposure levels is to monitor the air for wood dust and compare the results with the relevant occupational exposure levels. The following links provide information about evaluating the level of wood dust in the workplace.

  • OSHA Occupational Chemical Database. OSHA's premier one-stop shop for occupational chemical information. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. Information available on the pages includes chemical identification and physical properties, exposure limits, sampling information, and additional resources.