loose pieces flung past my head too many times. We all have done
stuff that in a machine shop would get us fired because of the
danger to others and ourselves. We should start a thread on shop
safety. Ed Ward Ward’s Stone Creations
Not a bad idea! I’ve only recently started using the
electro-stripping process and I found it quite difficult to get
The stripping salts mention that the product contains Potassium
cyanide (these are stripping salts for silver), but what else
does it contain?
I am currently wearing my normal shop coat plus safety specs,
natural latex gauntlets and a mask with an ABE1 (Organic vapours,
acid gases and sulpher dioxide) filter.
So far I’m still alive, so I guess that I must be doing
A safety equipment manufacturer recommends disposable coverals and a
force-fed respirator or full BA equipment. (They would, I guess).
Yet, I have seen photographs of people working plating and stripping
baths with nothing more than day clothes and a lab coat.
So, what do other people use?
Also, a little about Potassium cyanide would be useful. I have
a data sheet that tells me how lethal it is and how it can give
off hydrogen cyanide and it also talks of lethal doses etc. What
about non-lethal doses ie: Is it a cumlative poison or will my
body deal with accidental non-lethal doses over a long time
As for polishing wheels, well I use a guard but I occassionaly
flip it up when I can’t see the work well enough due to
reflections. I guess that we’re all guilty of that one from time
Anybody else got any tips or tricks for shop safety?
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