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Wood Preserving: Preliminary Report of Plants and Processes.


PB83104463

Publication Date 1981
Page Count 52
Abstract The major chemicals and processes used to preserve wood, the facilities involved in the industry, and the extent of occupational exposure are reviewed. Tar oil, organic solvent, and water bone preservatives used in treating wood are discussed and advantages and disadvantages of their use are described. Categories of wood preserving processes described include the pressure and nonpressure methods and those used to treat unseasoned timber. The advantages of pressure over nonpressure treatments are discussed, and applications appropriate for each process are described. The nature and extent of workers exposure are discussed in terms of the chemicals and processes used. A listing of wood processing facilities and types of products treated is provided.
Keywords
  • Wood preservatives
  • Preservatives
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Exposure
  • Hazardous materials
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors JRB Associates, Inc., McLean, VA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198301
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-79-0090
Wood Preserving: Preliminary Report of Plants and Processes.
Wood Preserving: Preliminary Report of Plants and Processes.
PB83104463

  • Wood preservatives
  • Preservatives
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Exposure
  • Hazardous materials
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-79-0090
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