On Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:28:39 -0400, "John Grossbohlin"
Long term expose to many chemicals will get you. Ventilation is very
important when spraying pretty much anything. Latex gloves are a
common item for the past dozen years or so. I never thought anything
about hand protection years ago.
One thing that is missed in the many safety programs is Common Sense.
Chemical exposure hazards are related to time and concentration of the
chemicals you are using. If you spill a cup of acid on the floor of you
shop, you do not need to call the Hazmet team which will bring a dozen
people and a like number of vehicles. However if you have a drum of
acid (god knows why you would have this much in your shop) the situation
is completely different. The location also affects the response to a
spill. If you spill that drum of acid on you rural farm that calls for
one response, if that same drum is spilled in your urban shop and is
running into the street that is something else.
Like wise if you shop is constantly filled with solvent fumes at at
combustion that is a problem, If you pull out the paint can are smell
the chemical for a few minutes while you are using it, that is
The same can be said about dust exposure. If there is a constant cloud
in your shop and you are spending 8 hours a day, you have one situation.
If you run the saw for a few minutes and create a little dust for 10
minutes the situation is completely different.
Each situation requires its own safety equipment and safety protection,
so instead of worrying what a chemical will do to you use Common Sense,
and apply the safety measure appropriate to the situation.
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