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#1

Hello:

If there is some interest on this subject I can post some messages
about it. It would be about polishing, sanding, use of solvents,
acid, caustic products, metals, electricity, prevention and many
other related things.

We need to be careful with different products we use everyday, and
how to do it well. Best Regards from Daniel Mischelejis

Buenos Aires, Argentina
email: @Daniel_Mischelejis
web page: http://www.mischelejis.com


#2
    If there is some interest on this subject I can post some
messages about it. It would be about polishing, sanding, use of
solvents, acid, caustic products, metals, electricity, prevention
and many other related things. 
This is an excellent idea.  It would be an invaluable thread for

everyone. Anytime there is a less hazardous alternative process or
chemical, we should at least be aware of that option.

Judy in Kansas Judy M. Willingham, R.S. Extension Associate 221 Call
Hall Kansas State Univerisity Manhattan KS 66506 (785) 532-1213
FAX (785) 532-5681


#3

I know most people want to have as little government intervention in
their lives as possible, but…

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health) is there for a purpose. If you
feel in any way, shape or form that you have been exposed to
something and need help, have the business owner contact OSHA for
and help.

Mostly, if the business owner contacts OSHA there will not be fines
and penalties. OSHA will work with you to abate the problem.

If you are a hobbyist, then you need to make sure you get the MSDS
(Material Safety Data Sheet) on the compounds that you use. Once you
understand what you are working with you can make informed decisions.
The manufacturer or distributor is required to have MSDS’s available
for you.

This, of course, is only really applicable in the USA, but I make the
asumption that most countries will have similar programs and
agencies.

Donna Marie (whose Grandfather is a chemist, Father-in-Law a retired
OSHA inspector, and Husband a hazardous materials inspector)


#4

Don’t forget Charles Lewton-Brain’s work on this subject.

“The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report”.

Last I checked, it was around $35. Not a bad investment, especially if
you can use it to move your employer off dead center to institute
better shop safety. (Hey boss, it say’s here we shouldn’t maybe have
this open vat of cyanide here under my bench. . .) Might be cheaper
than a single visit to the doctor.

David L. Huffman


#5

I also am interested in such a discussion thread. One suggestion
would be to address one topic at a time - I, for one, can get lost
in a very long technical discussion.


#6

I’m all ear for this great idea.I do not know much about chemistry
and I love my hobby,but … I like to do it save.I believe that
this would be a very good “thing” to do if other fellow orchid
members don’t have anything against this project. Thanks already for
posing this idea.

Regards Pedro
Palonso@t-online.de