Floor Finishing Hazards: Protecting Workers and Homeowners

Wood floor sanding and finishing can expose workers, building occupants, homeowners, and residents of surrounding neighborhood to a variety of health and safety hazards. Three Massachusetts workers have died over the past year in fires from wood floor finishing. Since 1995 Boston has experienced more than 25 fires directly attributed to hardwood floor installation and refinishing, resulting in a property loss value of over 1.5 million dollars.1 In Needham alone, two homes burned due to wood floor finishing in the past year.

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