Although woodworking is a popular hobby and the woodworking industry employs thousands of workers nationwide, few studies have examined injuries associated with this activity, especially in relation to woodshop tool use.
We conducted a survey of amateur and professional woodworkers (n=283) in New Mexico to determine histories and rates of tool-specific injuries.
Injuries associated with woodshop tool use were reported by 64% of all respondents.
Hammers, chisels/gouges, and table saws were most frequently reported in association with injuries, although the highest tool-specific injury rates were associated with use of jointer-planers (4.9 injuries per 1000 person-hours of use), chisels/gouges (3.3 injuries), and drill presses (3.1 injuries).
One third reported tool use-associated injuries that were severe enough to require professional medical attention ; 5% of all respondents suffered partial amputations.
Courses in the safe use of shop tools may help to reduce rates of injuries among woodworkers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Menuiserie, Expérience professionnelle, Menuisier, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Traumatisme, Manipulation instrument, Outil, Médecine travail, Enquête, Sécurité, Amateur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Joinery, Professional experience, Joiner, Occupational exposure, Human, Trauma, Tool use, Tool, Occupational medicine, Inquiry, Safety
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