Sawmilling small diameter logs results in lower yield compared to sawing large diameter logs. However, a trapeze edging method has shown promised in terms of increasing volume yield as long as the boards can be properly taken care of in a cross-laminated timber production process. By Magnus Fredirksson, Peter Bomark, Olof Broman and Anders Gronlund, Lulea University 

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The current universal work safety and health standards pertaining to wood dust in factories lack the localisation required. As a study has shown, there is a urgent need to re-evaluate the current guidelines and practices. By Jegatheswaran Ratnasingam, Lim Tau Wai and Geetha Ramasamy, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Florin Ioras, Buckinghamshire New University, and Ishak Tadin, Centre for Occupational Safety and Health Singapore

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