In the wood workshop
This information is for woodworkers, carpenters and joiners. It gives information on things in the workplace that could damage the lungs and advice on how to protect them.
What are the hazards?
These are some of the hazards you may come into contact with at work.
Dust from wood
Created when working on softwood, hardwood and wood-based products like MDF and plywood.
Found in products including paints, coatings, foams, glues and flooring.
Smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung conditions like COPD and lung cancer
If you smoke, you will be at a much higher risk of developing a lung condition.