Airborne Contaminants-Wood Dust and Western Red Cedar

    Section 5155
Public hearing: Apr. 21, 2016
Comment period: Mar. 4, 2016 - Apr. 21, 2016
Filed with Secretary of State: Apr. 4, 2017
Effective date: Jul. 1, 2017

Rulemaking Documents

  1. American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Documentation of Threshold Limit Values for Wood Dusts (including Western Red Cedar). 2005
  2. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency. Proposition 65 Chemicals listed effective December 18, 2009 as known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity: Wood Dust, Zidovudine (AZT), Tert-Amyl Methyl Ether (TAME) and Ethyl-Tert-Butyl Ether (EBTE). December 18, 2009.
  3. Andersen, H. C., et al.  Nasal cancers, symptoms and upper airway function in woodworkers.  British Journal of Industrial Medicine34: 201-207.  1977.
  4. California Employment Development Department OES Employment and Wages Data Tables, First Quarter 2014,
  5. Chan-Yeung, M., et al. Respiratory Survey of Workers in a Pulp and Paper Mill in Powell River, British Columbia. American Review of Respiratory Diseases. 122: 249-257. 1980.
  6. Chan-Yeung, M. Mechanism of Occupational Asthma Due to Western Red Cedar. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 25:13-18. 1994.
  7. International Agency for Research on Cancer. IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Volume 100C (2012). Arsenic, Metals, Fibres and Dusts. World Health Organization.
  8. Kalliny, M. I., et al. A Survey of Size-Fractionated Dust Levels in the U.S. Wood Processing Industry. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 5: 501-510. 2008.
  9. Mandryk, J., et al. Work-Related Symptoms and Dose-Response Relationships for Personal Exposures and Pulmonary Function Among Woodworkers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 35:481-490. 1999.
  10. Noertjojo, H. K., et al. Western Red Cedar Dust Exposure and Lung Function: A Dose-Response Relationship. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 154: 968-973. 1996.
  11. Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Woodworking eTool.
  12. Randell, S. H. and Boucher, R. C. Effective Mucus Clearance Is Essential for Respiratory Health. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. 35: 20-28. 2006.
  13. Vedal, S., et al. Symptoms and Pulmonary Function in Western Red Cedar Workers Related to Duration of Employment and Dust Exposure. Archives of Environmental Health. 41: 179-183. 1986.
  14. Letter from American Forest & Paper Association, et al, to Feasibility Advisory Committee (FAC), September 15, 2010.
  15. Letter from American Wood Council, et al, to FAC, November 10, 2010.
  16. Minutes of the Health Expert Advisory Committee (HEAC) meeting held on June 23, 2010, with sign-in sheets and summary report on wood dust and Western Red Cedar dated June 9, 2010, by Dr. Linda Morse.
  17. Minutes of the HEAC meeting held on September 10, 2009, with sign-in sheets.
  18. Minutes of the HEAC meeting held on March 24, 2010, with sign-in sheets and summary report on wood dust and Western Red Cedar dated February 1, 2010, by Dr. Linda Morse.
  19. Minutes of the Feasibility Advisory Committee (FAC) meeting held on October 6, 2010, and sign-in sheets.