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Working with fibreglass?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by beaumontdvd, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

    Hi everyone, just thought I could pick your brains if theres any fibreglassers out there.

    Basically I have the resin, and I am building something for my car. Just need some help with what mask to buy as the resin is toxic and I don't fancy having any glass particles in my lungs lol. Any advice on what ones o buy would be appreciated.

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  2. bazzawood30

    bazzawood30 Byte Poster

    Found this with a little help from google

    9. Safe working procedures
    Employers must provide safe working procedures to minimise hazards. However, in cramped or enclosed spaces where fibreglass insulation is generally installed, dust may exceed recommended levels and may be difficult to control.

    Here a class P1 or P2 dust mask should be worn. Protective overalls should be worn to avoid skin irritation, and these should be washed regularly. Suitable gloves, tucked under overall cuffs, will prevent hand irritation. Goggles should be worn.

    Safe working procedures for glass filament are different. Handling continuous fibreglass filament before it is bonded into hardened plastics does not usually generate sufficient dust or airborne fibres to cause even short term irritation.

    However, once it is in a solid form, irritating dust may be generated by cutting, grinding or sanding, and ventilation or personal protective equipment may be required.

    http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/Worksafe/Content/Safety_Topics/Hazardous_substances/Additional_resources/Working_with_fibreglass.html#9. Safe working procedures
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