Wood Dust Exposure: Woodworking Network

This is a little excessive and you won’t see this at a typical woodworking company. Pallet makers are a little different as they deal with more green lumber and smaller machines (typically saws) but, still no excuse for not having good housekeeping habits.

Pallet maker cited $188,302 for repeated wood dust exposure

Woodworking Network


BELOIT, Wi. - A Wisconsin-based pallet maker has been cited by OSHA for exposing employees to too much wood dust.

In 2016, OSHA cited Avid Pallet Services for failing to implement sufficient engineering controls to limit dust exposure, as well as for failing to train employees on the health hazards of wood dust. It has now failed a follow-up inspection and has been cited…