Topical Issues

Topical Issues

Bargaining Council for the Wood and Paper Sector


Amended Forest Sector Charter Code (Codes of Good Practice on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment) Government Gazette 40803, GoN 378 dated 21 April 2017


Introduction of a Compulsory Specification for Preservative Treatment of Timber


COMMUNITY HEALTH EFFECTS RELATED TO EXPOSURES FROM CREOSOTE AND / OR CCA WOOD TREATMENT PLANTS


MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE IN THE TIMBER TREATMENT INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA: Guidelines for Employers
(This document is available free of charge, for SAWPA members.
Please contact sawpa@global.co.za for an email copy.)


PROTOCOL FOR THE TREATMENT OF TIMBER IMPORTED INTO SOUTH AFRICA


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS


To obtain an MSDS please visit the respective CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS websites.


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a) FFS information for the MOTIVATION FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW CREOSOTE WOOD PRESERVATIVE STANDARD
Part 1 and Part 2
(This is a revised copy of the paper by Don Hunter and Pierre Rossouw for the SABS meeting on the 13 May 2005)

b) The Persistence and Termite Resistance of Creosote and its Constituent Fractions
(by PJA Loseby and PMD Krogh – Forest Products Institute, Pretoria)


c) Effectiveness of Low and High Tar Acid Creosotes as Determined by Stake Tests
(by PF Coetzee, GS Vermaak and P Quinn – SA Forestry Research Institute, Pretoria)


d) Comparison of the efficacy of preservatives against termites and fungi in stake tests at Pienaars River and Kruisfontein (by P Coetzee, GS Vermaak and P Quinn – SA Forestry Research Institute)

e) The Toxicity of South African Creosote
(by JH van Wyk and Len Verwoerd – Lecturer in Forestry and Professor of Phytopathology, respectively, Stellenbosch University)


f) Research Review of Coal Tar based Wood Preservatives – The South African Experience
(by PJ Rossouw, DW Hunter, July 2005)