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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
Available in languages: 
Finnish
Description: 

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 cause health hazards. Cured coatings generally turn into much less toxic polymers. However, sawdust of newly-cured plastics can also cause health hazards. This leaflet is a summary of guidelines for working with epoxy, urethane, acrylate and reinforced plastic chemicals. It informs about adverse health effects of exposure to adhesives.

Sector / Industry covered: 
Construction of buildings
Tasks covered: 
Construction
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)
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
Employers
Workers
Workers representatives