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Just an Idea - Section for Safety and Hazards

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    Lightbulb Just an Idea - Section for Safety and Hazards

    Would anyone like a section for Dangerous Chemicals for things we come across? When we post a thread in the title put what the item is and what to be cautious of. Doesn't have to be chemicals per say but you get the idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrapperNJ26 View Post
    Would anyone like a section for Dangerous Chemicals for things we come across? When we post a thread in the title put what the item is and what to be cautious of. Doesn't have to be chemicals per say but you get the idea.
    I'm a big scardy cat about hazardous stuff, so I would love to see that. I really appreciate injunjoe's and others information about some of the harmful stuff we deal with. I'd rather learn about it now, than hear about something bad from my doctor later.
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    This would be a called a MSDS sheet "Material Safety Data Sheets". There is a lot of info on the world wide net on this topic but I feel that the more places or...easier it is to find the better it is.

    MSDS tells/gives you the following.
    procedures for handling
    workplace safety
    toxicity info
    health effects
    First aid
    Storage
    Protective equipment
    Spillage handling procedures

    And much more..but you get the idea.

    The MSDS sheet are very good idea to have on hand either on your computer or on paper where it can be found. If you have something in a bucket and or 55gallon drum it would be smart to label the item with the MSDS ID number so if something ever happened to you others will know what "blank" item is if the label had rubbed off and or you refilled it with another item.

    In short the MSDS will give you all the info you need to know and or give the info needed for emergency personnel so they know what they are dealing with.

    Places that can help you find the MSDS file for free.

    The companies website should have it...if not you can request it from them and they have to send you one.
    Wiki books...look up item and look on the right hand side or at the bottom where it says MSDS
    And this website http://www.msdsxchange.com/english/index.cfm

    In all cases you have to make sure that the MSDS sheet you have on hand..is the RIGHT sheet for the item you have. Look at the item you have to see if it tells you the MSDS item number

    Sorry for the very long post...yes I know I repeated my self and or said the same thing but in another way...when it comes to safety...it should be the top thing on your list and the most important!
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    1st: One should "USE COMMON SENSE!" when working with any chemical.
    2nd: As easyrecycle says above, "READ THE MSDS SHEETS!". That's what they are for. 1-800 CHEMTEK
    3rd: Some bad information could "OPEN THIS FORUM TO SOME SERIOUS LEGAL ISSUES!".
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    Safety should be first concern when dealing with anything, unfortunately it gets so blown out of proportion sometimes it makes it tough to get anything done. As stated above, a little common sense goes a long way, unfortunately, that and chivalry is tough to find these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KZBell View Post
    Safety should be first concern when dealing with anything, unfortunately it gets so blown out of proportion sometimes it makes it tough to get anything done. As stated above, a little common sense goes a long way, unfortunately, that and chivalry is tough to find these days.
    I worked for a nuclear power plant...you could not just turn on a light or turn a light off for reason that the switch could been some "something else" and so god forbid if someone turned off the light in the bathroom it would take upto 20mins before you had the OK to turn the light back on. But look at it like this....people live very close to the nuclear power plants...I dont care how much time they make me waste on red tape cutting if I and or people who live in X miles around will still be safe.

    In short there is alot of info stated on a MSDS sheet that you would not know. Look up a simple item like bleach. Having the sheets to know what a item is and how to work with it is simple..and does not cost very much at all.

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    How did I miss this... Far more yes's than no's.

    I'll see what I can dig up for existing threads on this topic, if there's enough of them I'll add it.

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    If someone doesn't want to scrap something because of what they read on the internet then they won't be scrapping much. But to have a thread as a guideline for people to question and learn more isn't impacting anyone already educated. Also gives more research for fodder in advertising content.


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