General Health and Safety Protection - Dekro Paints

General Health and Safety Protection

HEALTH MATTERS – PERSONAL PROTECTION

SKIN: Many paints dry out your skin.  Those based on strong solvents have the potential of causing dermatitis.

It is advisable to use barrier cream and avoid direct contact.

EYES: The use of goggles is recommended.  Avoid direct contact with the eyes.

INGESTION: Wash hands before eating and drinking.  Ingestion should always be avoided.

INHALATION: Some solvents and chemicals can be harmful to the respiratory system.  It is therefore important to ensure adequate ventilation and use suitable respiratory protection when it is recommended on the Material Safety Data Sheet.

  • Please contact 0800 222 423 for Material Safety Data Sheets

FIRST AID MEASURES

SKIN: Use a suitable hand cleaner, and then rinse well with water.  Clothing which is contaminated should be removed.  If there is any discomfort, seek medical attention.

EYES: Rinse immediately with water and go to the doctor.

INGESTION: Do not induce vomiting.  Get immediate medical attention.

INHALATION: Move to fresh air.  If there is any discomfort, seek medical attention.

  • Please contact 0800 222 423 for Material Safety Data Sheets

FIRE MATTERS – FIRE PROTECTION

Many paints contain flammable solvents.  When working with such products, observe the following basic rules:

  • Avoid smoking.
  • Ensure no naked flames are in the vicinity.
  • When spraying, avoid using synthetic clothing such as nylon which can cause static.   Use cotton in a spray booth.
  • Keep containers cool.
  • Use earthing-straps when pouring paint.
  • Please contact 0800 222 423 for Material Safety Data Sheets

FIRE FIGHTING

In the event of a paint fire, apply carbon dioxide, dry powder or foam.  Do not use a water jet.

  • Please contact 0800 222 423 for Material Safety Data Sheets

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