Articles on Occupational Safety and Health
Published in the International Bi-Monthly Newsletter,
Wood Machining News, 1984-2019
Ryszard Szymani, Ph.D., Editor/Publisher

  • NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, WMN, September/October 2019
  • Conference on Safety Culture 2019, WMN, September/October 2019
  • SFPA Announces 2018 Sawmill Safety Awards, WMN, July/August 2019
  • Latest Developments in the Field of Dust and Chip Removal at Overhead Routers, WMN, March/April 2019.
  • OSHA Again Cites Wisconsin Pallet Manufacturer, WMN, January/February 2019
  • Improving Workplace Safety with Recognition and Rewards Programs a how-to guide for long-term behavior change (abstract), WMN, September/October 2018, p.4.
  • Machine Safety Software that is Revolutionizing the Industry, WMN, September/October 2018, p.3.
  • British Columbia Forest Safety Council and FP Innovations Work Together, WMN, September/October 2018, p.2.
  • Health Assessment of Tree Trunk by Using Acoustic -laser Technique and Sonic Tomography (Abstract), WMN, July/August 2018, p.4.
  • Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA, WMN, May/June 2018, p.3.
  • Silica Standard Enforcement by OSHA Canadian and U.S. Lumber, WMN, May/June 2018, p.3.
  • Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws Due to Serious Injury, WMN, May/June 2018, p.2.
  • American National Standards Institute: ANSI Update, WMN, May/June 2018, p.2.
  • SpeeeCo® and Woods® Recalls 400-Way Wedge Accessory for Log Splitters, WMN, March/April, 2018, p.2.
  • Successful Safety Program by Boise Cascade LLC, WMN, January/February 2018, p.2.
  • Stora Enso Pledges to Reduce Carbon Emissions, WMN, January/February 2018, p.2.
  • Special Report: China Market Impact from Environmental Protection Investigations, WMN, November/December 2017, p.1.
  • A Safe(R) Bet: Weyerhaeuser's New Safety Program Strives to Further Minimize Serious Injuries, Sheila Cain (Abstract), WMN, September/October 2017, p.4.
  • Lumber Liquidators Settles Flooring Formaldehyde Class Actions, WMN, September/October 2017, p.3.
  • STIHL Inc. Recalls MS 461 Chain Saw Due to Leaking Fuel Lines, WMN, September/October 2017, p.3.
  • Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations in the U.S.A, WMN, September/October 2017, p.2.
  • Process Hazard Analysis in the Wood Pellet Industry, WMN, September/October 2017, p.1.
  • OSHA Penalties to Increase 78%, WMN, July/August 2017, p.3.
  • Sawmill Safety Awards Announced, WMN, March/April, 2017, p.3.
  • OSHA's New Anti-Retaliation Protections, WMN, March/April, 2017, p.2.
  • Machine Forklift LED Warning Spotlight, WMN, January/February, 2017, p.3.
  • Makita Recalls Circular Saws Due to Laceration Hazard and New MAFELL Portable Circular Saw K85Ec, WMN, November/December 2016, p.3.
  • OSHA’s New Whistleblowing Requirements, November/December 2016, p.2.
  • Machine Guarding for Robotic Devices, WMN, September/October, 2016, p.2.
  • OSHA Penalties to Increase 78%, WMN, July/August, 2016, p.3.
  • Robert Bosch Tools Recalls Grinders Due to Risk of Burns, WMN, May/June, 2016, p.3.
  • MEMIC Honors Lumbra Hardwoods for Outstanding Workplace Safety, WMN, May/June, 2016, p.3.
  • Sitting, Standing and Moving on the Job, WMN, March/April, 2016, p.3.
  • SFPA Sawmill Safety Awards, WMN, March/April, 2016, p.2.
  • New Table Saw With The Active Response Technology™ REAXX. WMN, July/August 2015, p.3.
  • Safety Issues in Sawmills in California and Oregon – Part 3. WMN, March/April 2015, p.2.
  • Dudley Lumber Company Safety Issues and Safety Issues in Sawmills in California. Part 2. WMN, January/February 2014, p.2.
  • Recognizing Hazards and Combustible Dust Hazards,WMN, July/August 2014, p.2.
  • Lockout & Tagout: How to Safeguard Your Employees and Avoid Costly Citations and Penalties, WMN, May/June 2013, p.3.
  • New Saw Blades (SuperSilent) from AKE Knebel GmbH, WMN, May/June 2013, p.3.
  • Safety Issues in Sawmills in California, WMN, March/April 2013, p.2
  • Update on Table Saw Safety, WMN, November/December 2012, p.3.
  • Faulty Switch for a Band Saw Motor in Burns Lake Sawmill Causes Fire Which Kills 2 and Injures 19 Workers,WMN, July/August 2012, p. 3.
  • Lion Technology Prepares Industry for New HazCom Standard with Monthly Web Seminars, WMN, March/April 2012, p.3.
  • DeWalt Power Saw with Riving Knife, WMN, January/February 2012, p.2-3.
  • OSHA 2011 Inspection Plan, WMN, November/December, 2011, p.1.
  • American Patent Act Reform, WMN, September/October, 2011, p.1.
  • OSHA to Define New Standards for Handling Industrial and Wood Dust, WMN, March/April 2011, p.2.
  • Woodworking Safety Issues in Europe, WMN, January/February, 2011, p.3.
  • Industrial Dust and Wood Dust, WMN, November/December 2010, p.2.
  • WhirlwindTM – Table Saw Emergency Blade Brake, WMN, November/December 2010, p.3.
  • U.S. Workers Risking Injury by not Wearing Required Safety Equipment, WMN, September/October, 2010, p.2.
  • OSHA’S Significant Enforcement Effort in 2010, WMN, May/June 2010, p.3.
  • U.S. Workers Taking Chances with Safety by Not Wearing PPE, WMN, September/October 2009, p.3.
  • Machine Safeguarding During Planing and Molding Operations, WMN, September/October 2009, p.3.
  • Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009, WMN, July/August, 2009, p.3.
  • PROTOOL UniverS Sword Saw and Portable Power Saw with Riving Knife, WMN, May/June 2009, p.3.
  • Annual U.S. Litigation Trends Survey, WMN, November/December 2008, p.2.
  • Raimann SafetyPlus New Gang Ripsaw Anti-kickback System, WMN, November/December 2008, p.3.
  • National Survey of American Workers’ Attitudes on Safety Issues, WMN, September/October 2008, p.3.
  • A New Safety System Using 3D Imaging Technology, WMN, September/October 2008, p.3.
  • IAPA Small Business Safety Calculator, WMN, May/June 2008, p.3.
  • SawStop wins WMIA’s Partner-of-the-Year Award, WMN, May/June 2008, p.3
  • Violation of Intellectual Property Rights at Trade Fairs, WMN, January/February 2008, p.1.
  • OSHA Issues New Combustible Dust Instruction, WMN, January/February 2008, p.2.
  • Portable Power Saws with Retractable Riving Knife, WMN, November/December 2007, p.3.
  • OSHA Free Consultation Service, WMN, November/December 2007, p.2.
  • DOE Launches Online Patent Search Tool, WMN, September/October 2007, p.3.
  • 85 Percent of Safety Professionals Surveyed at NSC Congress: Top Workplace Safety Issues and Survey Methodology, WMN, September/October 2007, p.2.
  • The New Pull-Push Table Saw ERIKA 85 Ec, WMN, July/August 2007, p.3.
  • Circular Saw Design with High Noise Reduction, WMN, July/August 2007, p.3.
  • Combating Intellectual Property Theft, Copyright Infringement and Organized Piracy, WMN, March/April 2007, p.2.
  • SierraPine Wins Industry Safety Award, WMN January/February 2007, p.3.
  • Solutions in Safety Through Technology: ASSE Fall Symposium. WMN September/October 2006, p.1.
  • Safety Issues with Multiple Rip Sawing Machines and Table Saws: Use of Workpiece Anti-Kickback Fingers. WMN January/February 2006, p.2
  • Safeguarding of Table Saws – Shortcomings of Splitter and Blade Guard Assembly, WMN, November/December, 2005, p.2-3.
  • Safety Issues: Product Liability Defenses – An Update on Warning Labels, WMN, September/October 2005, p.2
  • Most Dangerous Jobs, WMN, September/October 2005, p.3.
  • Revised Safety Requirements for Woodworking Machinery – ANSI 01.1 – 2004 Now Available, WMN May/June 2005, p.3
  • Chain Saws Voluntary Standards are Curbing Injuries, WMN March/April 2005, p.3
  • Safety in the Wood Products Industry, WMN, November/December 2004, p.3
  • AWI Honors 22 Members for Exemplary Safety, WMN November/December 2004, p.2
  • Safety Issues: Safe Design and Operation of Portable Circular Power Saws Part 2, WMN, March/April 2004, p.3
  • Safety Issues: Safe Design and Operation of Portable Circular Power Saws, Part 1, WMN, January/February 2004, p.3
  • Environmental Compliance Tool for Builders, WMN, September/October 2003, p.3
  • Young and New Worker Safety Initiatives, WMN, September/October 2003, p.2
  • SUVA Safety Equipment, WMN May/June 2003, p.3
  • Wood Dust Added to Cancer List, WMN, January/February 2003, p.3
  • Ergonomics Debate Resurfaces and OSHA Requirements Now in Spanish, January/February 2003, p.2
  • Recall of Black & Decker Firestorm and Quantum Pro Drill/Drivers and Ryobi Recalls Circular Saw Lower Blade Guard, WMN, November/December 2002, p.3
  • OSHA’S New Ergonomics Guidelines, WMN, November/December 2002, p.3
  • New AWI Safety Solutions CD, WMN, September/October 2002, p.2
  • Common Dust Collection Mistakes and Remedies, September/October 2002, p.3
  • The Cutting Edge of Safety Video, WMN, January/February 2002, p.2
  • Safety Issues of Portable Power Saws, WMN, November/December 2001, p.3
  • OSHA Record Keeping Program from Summit Training Source, Inc., WMN, July/August 2001, p.2
  • Underwriters Laboratories &UL) Standards for Safety Catalog, WMN, July/August 2001, p.2
  • American National Standards for Safety Signs, WMN, July/August 2005, 2
  • URGRAD, A Secured Radio-Controlled Emergency Stop System, WMN, July/August 2000, p.3
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAWS), WMN July-August 2001, p.3
  • Online Access to ASME Codes and Standards, WMN November/December 2000, p.2
  • OSHA’s Logging Safety on Internet, WMN, November/December 2000, p.2
  • Laser Safety Training Course. WMN, November/December 2000, p.3
  • SawStopTM Safety Brake System, WMN, September/October 2000, p.3
  • Office Ergonomics: Safety by Design, WMN, September/October 2000, p.2
  • OSHA’s New Ergonomics Guidelines and Ryobi Recalls Circular Saw Lower Blade Guard, Wood Machining News, November/December 2002, p.3.
  • OSHA Record Keeping Program from Summit Training Source, Inc. and a general article on Underwriters Laboratories Standards and American National Standards for Safety Signs from Wood Machining News, July/August, 2001, p.2.
  • In Questions and Answers, p.3 of WMN, September/October 2000, the two last paragraphs discuss the ANSI 01.1-1992 standard and European standards.
  • Videos on Ergonomic: Ergonomic Safety and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, WMN, July/August 2000, p.3
  • Grinding Fluid Which Reduces Cobalt Leaching from Carbide Tools, WMN March/April 2000, p.2
  • Videos on Ergonomics, WMN July/August 2000, p.3
  • Predictive Maintenance Software Upgrade, WMN, January/February 2000, p.2
  • Safety Training Programs Catalog on CD-ROM, November/December 1999, p.3
  • Study on Health Effects of Wood Dust, WMN November/December 1999, p.2
  • U.S. National Safety Council Catalog, WMN, September/October 1999, p.2
  • New Video Helps Employers Meet OSHA Requirements, WMN, July/August 1999, p.3
  • Standards Development on the Internet, WMN, July/August 1999, p.3
  • Standards Developments on the Internet and New Video Helps Employers Meet OSHA Requirements, WMN, July/August 1999, p.3
  • Book Review, Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, Second Edition, WMN, March/April, 1999, p.3
  • Video Training Course on Machine Guarding, WMN, January/February 1999, p.2
  • Carpal Tunnel Video for Training Workers, WMN, January/February 1999, p.3
  • New Dust Collection System and Diagnostic Panel, WMN, November/December 1998, p.2
  • Tyler Machinery Gang Ripsaw Safety Test Strips. WMN, September/October 1998, p.2
  • Wood Dust Exposure and Worker Health Study, WMN, September/October 1998, p.2
  • Sawing with Sound Control Maximat System, WMN, September/October 1998, p.1
  • ASTM Develops Innovative System for On-Line Standards Development, WMN March/April 1998, p.3
  • New CSI Software Automatically Establishes Alarm Limits, WMN September/October 1997, p.2
  • Effects of Exposure to Cobalt During Maintenance of Stellite and Tungsten Carbide Tipped Saws, WMN, March/April 1997, p.3
  • Safety in Wood Processing: Are you in Compliance?, WMN January/February 1997, p.2
  • Woodshop Dust Control by Sandor Nagyszalanczy, Book Review, January/February 1997, p.3
  • Electronic Motor Starter-Brake with Access Limiter, WMN September/October 1995, p.3.
  • Highlights of Ligna Hanover ’95: The New Generation of Low-Noise Saw Blades, WMN May/June 1995, p.2.
  • ISO 9000 Employee Training, January/February 1995, p.3
  • Short Course on Compliance with New EC Product Regulations, November/December 1994, p.1
  • Tool Crush Monitoring System, WMN November/December 1994, p.3
  • Caution about the Anti-Kickback Saw Blades: Saw Blades with Chip Limiters, WMN July/August 1994, p.3
  • ANSI Publishes Revised Standard for Woodworking Machinery and Readers Questions addresses OSHA and ANSI 01.1 -1992 Standard, WMN, January/February 1994, p.3
  • Safety Requirements for Woodworking Machines: Approval of New U.S. Standard, WMN November/December 1992, p.3
  • OSHA Proposes Ergonomics Standard, WMN November/December 1992, p.2
  • New OSHA Publications, July/August 1992, p.3
  • G-Series Short Stop ElectronicTM Motor Brakes, July/August 1992, p.3
  • ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Standards, WMN, March/April 1992, p.2
  • Highlights of Ligna Hanover ’91: Low Noise Circular Saws, WMN, May/June 1991, p.2
  • Wood Machining Defects: Their Causes and Possible Remedies, Part 1, WMN, January/February, 1991, p.3
  • Wood Machining Defects: Their Causes and Possible Remedies, Part 2: Raised Grain, WMN March/April 1991, p.3
  • Dust Control with Anti-Static Abrasive Belts, November/December 1990, p.2
  • Product Design and Manufacture 1992 Compliance with Standards and EC Requirements, September/October 1990, p.2
  • Quiet Tooth Cutterhead System from Newman & Whitney, WMN, July/August 1990, p.3
  • Conference on Health Issues in the Forest Products Industry, September/October 1989, p.1.
  • Repetitive Motion Injury, WMN, November/December 1989, p.2
  • Low-noise Circular Saw Blade from Leitz, September/October 1989, p.2
  • Management Guidelines on Product Liability, September/October 1989, p.3
  • New Exposure Limits for Wood Dust, WMN, March/April 1989, p.2
  • Training Course for OSHA Compliance, WMN, January/February 1989, p.1
  • Chain Saw “Kickback” Amendment, WMN, September/October 1984, p.3
  • Safeguarding Woodworking Machines and Worker Safety, WMN, March/April 1986, p.2-3.
  • ANSI Safety Requirements for Chain Saws Published, WMN, November/December 1986, p.3
  • Health Effects of Wood Dust, WMN, January/February 1985, p.2
  • Chain Saw “Kickback” Amendment, WMN September/October, 1984, p.3
  • Low-Noise Laminated Circular Saws, WMN, January/February 1984, p.4

R. Szymani, Ph.D., Director
& Technical Consultant
Wood Machining Institute
420 N. Civic Drive, #406
Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
Tel & Fax: (925) 943-5240
E-mail: szymani@woodmachining.com
R. Szymani, Ph.D., Director & Technical Consultant