Most of the activities at a lumber processing company or carpentry shop involve working with wood. This includes sawing, sanding and sometimes treating wood. These processes produce dust that is extracted right at the machines with source extraction. The remaining dust, particularly the medium-sized and fine dust, cannot be captured by source extraction and therefore remains in the air within the shop, eventually settling to the floor. The way to solve this problem is dust extraction.
In a wood processing company or carpentry shop a lot of wood dust is produced that causes all sorts of problems in the workplace. This includes problems with machines, high cleaning costs as well as health problems. Dust can be inhaled by the workers. That is not healthy, because wood dust in the lungs can cause various allergic reactions and lead to health problems. It can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory passages. Moreover, wood dust can cause cancer.