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Wood dust: controlling the risks

This fact sheet provides advice for ‘persons conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBUs) that do woodworking activities. It explains the health risks from wood dust and some reasonably practicable control measures to protect workers.

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Last updated 8 September 2016


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.