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QUESTION:  

How can we reduce the risk of dermatitis when working with epoxies?

 

 

ANSWER:

To reduce the risk of either of these types of dermatitis, let’s begin with a common phrase: SAFETY FIRST.  It is important to prepare and protect yourself from coming in contact with the epoxy itself and its fumes, as well as understand the specific material you are working with and receive training for your specific application process. Working in a well ventilated area or under a ventilation hood is a must, especially if you are curing a high number of connectors at a time in a large capacity oven.

By reading the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) prior to handling, which is available for each hazardous product supplied, you can review general health and safety advice.  You can familiarize yourself with hazard statements, precautionary statements, first-aid measures, material composition and recommended handling and personal protective measures and equipment.

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE:  How to minimize allergic reactions when handling epoxies

 

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  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team December 3, 2018

 

 

 

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