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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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A Guide for Protecting Workers from Woodworking Hazards [PDF]
Abstract: Describes principal hazards of woodworking (machinery operation and wood dust) and methods for controlling these hazards. Helps clarify regulatory language and technical information in the OSHA standards related to woodworking.
Source: United States Department of Labor
Automated Building Components, Millwork Division
Abstract: Describes how Automated Building Components, a supplier of millwork products and services to professional builders, produced a 100% reduction in hazardous waste, a 90% reduction in VOC emissions, and a 90% reduction in toxic chemical use, all while saving $60,000 annually.
Source: Minnesota Governor's Awards for Excellence in Waste and Pollution Prevention
Economic Analysis: Converting from Petroleum-Based to Ultraviolet-Light Cured Coating System for Medium-Size Wood Products Manufacturers [PDF]
Abstract: Describes the results of a study conducted to evaluate the feasibility of a manufacturer of wood doors and window trim converting from the conventional, petroleum-based coating process to a method by which lacquer cures when exposed to ultraviolet light.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Research Center (PPRC)
EPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project: Profile of the Wood Furniture and Fixtures Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Provides an overview of the wood furniture and fixtures industry, industrial processes involved, chemical release profiles, pollution prevention opportunities, and relevant federal statutes and regulations.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Incentives and Techniques for Pollution Prevention in Furniture Coating Operations
Abstract: Fact sheet with information on regulatory incentives and P2 techniques for furniture coating operations to help them comply with the furniture MACT regulation. P2 techniques are categorized as 1) operation and maintenance, 2) production process modifications, and 3) recovery.
Source: North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources
Prevent Storm Water Contamination: Best Management Practices for Furniture & Fixture Manufacturers [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet with ideas for best management practices for stormwater at furniture and fixture manufacturers.
Source: City of Phoenix
Reducing Wood Wastes from Wood Shops [PDF]
Abstract: Covers methods to save wood wastes from the following "cut-up" operations: rough milling, gluing, and product dimensioning. Addresses controllable factors that will reduce wood waste and labor losses from woodshop operations.
Source: Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
Wood Products Value-Added Manufacturing and Efficiency Guide: Case Studies and Checklists
Abstract: Provides checklists and case studies pertaining to wood manufacturing and finishing industry.
Source: University of Wisconsin-Extension Madison, Wisconsin Center for Environment and Energy
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