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Carpenter Health and Safety Hazards

Health and safety hazards of carpenters include:

  • Injury hazards from the use of various machinery and tools.
  • Exposure to toxic molds, fungi and bacteria.
  • Toxic hazards from exposure to chemicals, solvents and other materials.
  • Cancer from exposure to solvents, formaldehyde in pressed wood, and wood dust.
  • Exposure to flammable or combustible materials, including wood dust.
  • Injury from working in awkward positions, performing repetitive tasks, and lifting.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures working outdoors, with heat stress and frostbite risks.
  • Risk of eye injury from flying particles.
  • Risks of falling from working at heights.
  • Stress and increased risks of injury from shift work and extended work days.