Safety: Best Practices with Coatings

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Here are some resources or notes about safety.

Generally Hazardous Products

Procedures that Require Attention

  • Urethaning or application of resin should be done with a safety mask w/organic filters.
  • Always wear (preferably disposable) gloves.
  • Glass fibers can be hazardous when sanding. Work in an appropriate area, w/proper mask and ventilation.

Resources

Epoxy Resin

No escape: Dangers of Confined Spaces - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeaX0IRjyd8

https://www.csb.gov/videos/no-escape-dangers-of-confined-spaces/

In this video by the USCSB, you can see how epoxy resin use in a maintenance pipe, caused death by smoke inhalation for the workers inside. Epoxy resin will burn for a long time and generate a substantial amount of smoke.