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.