Health and safety in the DIY home engineers work place, and the safe use of substances hazardous to health.
It could be argued that a householder uses more harmful chemicals in their daily house cleaning than you may use in your home work shop. Never the less, safe use of paint and chemicals is never something you should ignore. Please take the time to consider the safety points in the following paragraphs.
All of Rustbusters products are compliant with the new regulations on VOC's. This does not mean that all of the usual health and safety precaution should not be taken. We recommend that a risk assessment is carried out by all home vehicle restorers prior to using industrial quality paints and coatings. A full safety data sheet is available for each product in the information/data sheet section of our web site. The following precautions should always be taken when using paints and chemicals classed as harmful or irritant. Every Rustbuster product is clearly identified in this regard.
We recommend use of the following when handling paints or chemicals identified as hazardous in the DIY home engineers workshop. All safety items can be purchased with your paint order. SAFETY WEAR
- Read all of the instruction thoroughly before opening the tin. Down load the data sheets from our website.
- Only work in well ventilated work areas. Open a window or door before commencing work with paint or chemicals.
- Safety glasses should be worn in the work area. Safety glasses should be worn before opening tins and bottles of paint or chemicals to avoid splashing your eyes.
- Barrier cream should be applied before handling paint or chemicals.
- Wear only Suitable gloves for the work in hand. Wear suitable gloves before opening tins or bottles of paint or chemicals.
- Wear a Plastic apron if using hazardous chemicals. Wear apron before opening tins of paint or chemicals.
- Wear non slip safety footwear with toe protection.
- Keep the work area clean and tidy. Replace container lids as soon as you have dispensed paint or chemicals from them. Remove empty tins and waste from the work area every day and dispose of responsibly.
All of the above safety wear is available from the safety wear section of our website or any DiY store or trade outlet.
Please take care , these simple preventative measures will go along way to ensuring you health and safety in your home garage or workshop.