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Safe surface finishing with epoxies, urethane, acrylates and reinforced plastics

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Safe surface finishing with epoxies, urethane, acrylates and reinforced plastics
  • Finland
Provider: 
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health — FIOH
Available in languages: 
Finnish
Beskrivning: 

Workers working with urethane, epoxy, acrylates and liquid components of solid plastic materials must be aware of the health hazards associated with handling those substances. Before curing, these substances can be the source of health hazards. Cured coatings generally become much less toxic polymers. However, the sawdust of newly cured plastics can also pose health hazards. This leaflet summarises the guidelines for working with epoxy, urethane, acrylate and reinforced plastic chemicals. It provides information about the adverse health effects resulting from exposure to adhesives.

Sector / Industry covered: 
Byggande av hus
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Neurotoxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance description
Substance description: 

Adhesives with two or more components: urethane, epoxy resins, acrylates and liquid components...

Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
Employers
Safety officers
Workers
Workers representatives