Chapter 14

Safety, Environmental, and Economic Aspects, and Future Trends

Adhesives consist of a number of components usually containing reactive chemicals. Adequate precautions must be taken when working with adhesives to prevent harmful exposure. Adhesives manufacturers are required by law to provide a material safety data sheet (MSDS) for each product that they sell. The MSDS must contain sufficient details about the composition, hazard rating, first aid measures, handling and storage, personal protection (exposure control), stability and reactivity, and toxicology of adhesives.

Keywords

Adhesives; material safety data sheet; OSHA; HCS; HMIS

14.1 Safety

Adhesives consist of a number of components as described in Chapter 6, usually containing reactive ...

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