Always read and abide by the instructions and warnings that are on various products
you may be using.
Many materials contain cancer causing agents or vapors that attack the central
nervous system if exposure becomes excessive. Use these products with caution. Always
use solvent, glues and paints outdoors or in a well ventilated area. Avoid prolonged
exposure or inhaling of toxic fumes as directed, as many chemicals can lead to brain
damage or nausea. Brain damage bad.
Follow directions, use common sense, and chemicals can be your friend. Abuse
or misuse can lead to disaster. Make safety your number one concern and be aware
at all times. Don't be sniffin' all the glue!
When pouring solvents or wash thinners from large cans, instead of removing the
lid, loosen it just enough to allow it to dribble on your cleaning rag. You can control
the amount used without spilling the contents and will prevent any contamination
from backwashing, which can ruin your solvent (lacquer thinner for example). This
method also slows the evaporation process and greatly reduces the vapors in your
work area. If the container is accidentally knocked over, very little will be spilled,
if you are quick to upright it.
Preserve your eyesite by using your goggles or other protection any time possibile
danger should arise.
More and more chemicals being manufactured are becoming eco-friendly, some work
very well, with much less harmful effects than traditional solvents and cleaners.
Oily or solvent soaked rags have the ability to build heat, and release vapors
that can self ignite if not stored in a proper container or a bucket with water.
Use your head.