Personal Protective Equipment: Helping to Reduce Exposure

There are many reasons why workers in the composites industry should have access to and make use of personal protective equipment. One of the critical reasons for using such equipment is the potential for exposure to harmful chemicals. 

Harmful chemicals are often found in certain composite materials, such as isocyanates that make up polyurethane resins. This group of chemicals has the potential to cause health issues if workers are exposed to them, so it is critical that workers wear the appropriate personal protective equipment when working with isocyanates and resins containing them, as well as any other composite material. 

Personal Protective Equipment that Reduces the Risk of Exposure

Many of the health complications that composite industry workers may be exposed to in the course of their work can be dealt with by having excellent safety training, well thought out hazardous material handling protocols and the correct personal protective equipment.

Workers should use various forms of protective equipment in the composite production industry for a variety of hazards, and one of the risks this equipment can be used to protect against is isocyanate exposure. 

Indeed, there are several types of safety and protection equipment that can help reduce the risk of contracting one of the health conditions associated with chemical hazards. These articles of equipment include: 

  • Disposable suits
  • Neoprene, nitrile or butyl rubber gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Full-face respirators, if the substance is being handled in liquid form

The correct use of all of these articles of equipment combined with proper safety training and hazard handling protocols may help keep workers safe from exposure to chemicals.

Composites One Supplies Personal Protective Equipment

If your company is looking for personal protective equipment to improve the safety of your workers, then the dedicated and safety-conscious team at Composites One can help you. 

Our company is the number one composite materials supplier in North America, and with more than 40,000 products from more than 600 suppliers, we can help you find all the supplies and equipment you need to keep your business running smoothly and safely. 

Contact the team at Composites One now for additional information about the supplies and services we offer.