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September 1989

Job hazards underscored in woodworking study

Martin E. Personick, Elyce Biddle

Buoyed by surging markets for new housing and home remodeling, millwork manufacturing is on the upswing. The downside, though, is persistent safety and health problems facing the industry's workers. This article profiles the work and working conditions in millwork manufacturing, an industry whose output of fabricated wood products is primarily used both in maintaining, remodeling, and renovating existing residences and in constructing new homes.

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