‘Do It Yourself’ Brewery Floor Coating – Part 6 – Safety
Epoxy has strong adhesive properties, chemical and heat resistance, and toughness. Do it yourself applicators should understand some of the risks of using epoxy products and know how to safely handle and apply these systems. (Refer to individual product instructions.)
The potential health hazards associated with epoxy floor systems vary. Exposure can result in skin and eye irritation, allergic skin reactions, respiratory tract irritation, and/or breathing difficulties. Most of the problems typically occur while applying the epoxy and subject to inhalation of epoxy chemical fumes.
Applicators should take into consideration space ventilation and protective gear when applying an epoxy floor. Some recommendations for handling, mixing, and applying epoxy systems are: