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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Personal protective equipment in the finishing room

Safety equipment need to be used in the finishing room

Finishing process is always dealing with chemicals that are considered as pollutant to the human. Thinner fumes, dust spray, wood dust, finishing materials are materials that could interfere to the human health. There are also some other dangerous chemicals such as:  isocyanate (harderner for PU), materials for bleaching and paint remover. Some of them can  cause irritation or injury to the body. Since that the peoples in the finishing industry must protect themselves from the exposure with these chemicals as far as possible. It is impossible to be freed completely from the finishing materials, but maximum effort must be cultivated to minimize and prevent the risk of health problems from the finishing materials.
Devices to protect and preserve the safety of the operator finishes should always be provided in the room finishing. While a deep understanding of the importance safety and health preservation also have to always be invested towards the finishing industry players to reduce the occurrence of health problems.

Here are some protective equipment should be provided in the finishing room.
  •  Masker.
Masker is a nasal cover to prevent dust and solid particles from air entry into the respiratory. Finishing room is always full of dust when it operates. Dust from the spray, or dust from the wood or material finishing sanding are the solid particles that can harm human health when  they are inhaled. Although the finishing room is already provided cleaning dust equipment such as spray booth or dust collector, but the finishing room never cannot be expected to be free from dust.
Masker is a simple yet highly effective tool to prevent or minimize the solid particles comes into the respiratory. Therefore, it should be used by every people who does activities in the finishing room.
The masker will quickly become dirty or even damaged and become uncomfortable after being used for 1 or 2 days. Therefore, the maskers should always be provided in sufficient quantities so that each time the mask is dirty it can be replaced with the new one.

  • Safety glass (eye protector)
When we do activities in the finishing room there is always possibility of any material  to be spattered or spilled. The eyes as the body part that are vulnerable to injury should be protected from the risk of exposed from the chemicals handled in the finishing room. Safety glasses  is an equipment that can provide eye protection from chemicals exposure. These devices should be made of plastic or special glass which is safer from the risk of rupture during an impact. But as well as other tools that these plastic glass will quickly become dirty and become opaque due to the friction or the splashing of finishing materials. The dirty glass will interfere and blurred the vision when it is used. Therefore, the safety glasses should be provided in sufficient quantities so that each time it damaged or soiled can be immediately replaced by the new one.

  •  Apron.
Apron is a dress used to protect clothing from got dirty by spilled or splashed by finishing materials. Apron is a simple tool but it helps lot to reduce the risk of dirty clothes while doing finishing activities. Apron is very flexible wearing, can be easily put on and put off.

  •  Ware pack.
The people who deal more with finishing material then he should use special clothing. Ware pack is special clothing that is can be used when doing work in the finishing room. It should be made of material that is flexible and thick enough so that it can protect the body and be comfortable wore.

 Respirator is needed by the spray man
  • Respirator.
The operators that are more often associated with dust and finishing materials such as spray man or mixing man on a large scale finishing industry  need more respiratory protection. They need a respirator. Respirator is a device that can give better protection than masker to the respiratory. Respirator has a membrane that can withstand the solid particles and also can filter the thinner or solvent fumes.
Like the masker the membrane will become dirty after being used for some time. When the membrane is dirty it should be replaced soon. To wear the dirty respirator is as bad as not wear at all.

  • Safety shoes
Safety shoes are the foot protective equipment standard in a manufacturing industry. These shoes have a metal shield on the edges that will provide protection to the leg when hit by a hard object.

  • Glove.
Some chemicals used in finishing processes such as bleaching materials, paint remover or isocyanate are harmful material that can injure the skin. We should wear the glove when the handle these materials. Gloves can also be used during the finishing process to prevent the dirty hands by the finishing materials.




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