Health & Safety Information for Users

WOOD PANELS PRODUCT

Ingredients              

Wood fibre or particles and heat cured resin.

Risk                           

Dust and smoke from this product are irritating to eyes, skin and respiratory system. May cause sensitisation by inhalation (asthma) and skin contact (dermatitis). Repeated inhalation of the dust increases the risk of nasal cavity cancer and may increase the risk of lung fibrosis (scarring).

Safety                       

Avoid repeated or prolonged contact with skin.

Avoid contact with eyes.

Avoid breathing dust and smoke.

Wear suitable clothing, standard duty gloves (AS 2161), and dust resistant eye protection (AS/NZS 1336). If machining without adequate dust or smoke extraction or if dusty or smoky, respiratory protection (particulate dust mask) must be worn (AS/NZS 1715 & 1716). Keep work areas clean by wet sweeping and/or vacuuming. Wash work clothes regularly and separately from other clothes.

First Aid

Irrigate eyes with plenty of water.

Wash skin with soap and water.

Disposal

Follow above safety instructions, and:

Collect in containers for disposal as trade waste in accordance with local authority guidelines;

The intact product and dust must not be burnt in barbecues, combustion stoves, or open fires in the home, as irritating gases are emitted.

Fire

Dust may form an explosive mixture in the air.

Earth all exhaust equipment and prevent high dust concentrations in confined spaces.

Extinguish with water, CO2, foam or dry chemical extinguishers. Firefighters must wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Material Safety Data Sheets & Technical Data Sheets for all our products are available on request.