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Epoxy wise is health wise.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-152, 1976 Apr; :1-20
A guide book was presented to increase the awareness of those working with epoxies and to thereby increase the safety of these workers. The booklet listed several properties of epoxies and defined what epoxies and their curing agents or hardeners really are. Several accident scenarios were presented including sensitization to hardeners occurring after several years of skin contact, a near poisoning resulting from eating and drinking in the working area, eye injury resulting from tipping a beaker of liquid hardener and splashing some of the liquid into the eye, lose of consciousness by working in a small enclosed area without proper ventilation, receiving burns resulting from lighting a cigarette in an area near an open solvent bottle, and failure to notify a coworker of a change in formulations resulting in a bad skin rash. Several do's and don't's were listed to help a worker avoid these accidents. What to do in the way of first aid and emergency training in the event that such an accident occurred was discussed. The importance of employee awareness of proper cleaning methods and personal protective equipment was stressed, along with several items about epoxies that were noted important.
Chemical-industry-workers; Organic-solvents; Solvent-vapors; Respiratory-protection; Work-practices; Safety-practices; Safety-measures
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-152
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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