Keep These Safety Products On Hand During Your Finishing Project
Safety should never be an afterthought in any surface finishing project. Prioritize safety as a top-of-mind consideration before operating any finishing system. Proper safety products don’t just compliment a finishing project, they’re an essential component to get the job done right. Below are our must-haves for safety, and we strongly advise no finishing system is in use without them.
Air Fed Helmets
Wearing a helmet is vital for the protection of your eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. These are universally sensitive areas, and with the security from an air fed helmet, these areas are safe from harm. The helmet prevents the ingestion particles or chemicals, collision of abrasive dust or particles with the eyes, and hazard of excessive noise puncturing the eardrums.
Rebounding materials are unpredictable during finishing projects. It’s worth it to shield every part of your body from possible collision with these materials. Wearing a blasting suit is necessary for full body protection. It protects all limbs all while maintaining comfort and durability for the user.
Of course, gloves are a must for safety. Since your hands operate the machine, they’re especially vulnerable during a surface finishing project. Wearing blasting gloves allows the user to handle any material during a project without risk of injury or abrasion.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Installing carbon monoxide detectors in the workplace is wise for media blasting practices. For media blasting specifically, a carbon monoxide detector is important for monitoring the air during use. Remember, such gases are undetectable by the human senses, therefore requiring a third party detector.
Certain media is naturally very fine or becomes fine during the finishing process. With an air filter, the release of dust particles in the air is more widely avoided. Even with all the protective clothing shielding you from contact with abrasive dust particles, without a filter, they will settle in the room, allowing for potential future harm. Never use your media blaster without an air filter, and change it as needed for optimal protection.
All in all, there are several safety measures to take before using a media blaster. Protection from harmful materials is essential for the responsible use of surface finishing systems. After many years in the industry, we’re keen on all the important safety products and techniques around media blasting. For safety assistance or any surfacing finishing questions or needs, contact our team at Kramer Industries.