When handling solvents & adhesives, the following precautions should be carried out:
Identify & read all labels.
Read the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) of your items.
Wear the appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, eye goggles, protective clothing, & the proper respirator.
Use with adequate ventilation. Do not use in a enclosed area.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use near heat sources, open flames, sparks, or sources of ignition.
Proper storage precautions:
Store in a well ventilated area.
Store all items in original containers.
Ensure caps & seals are tight.
Do not store near heat sources, open flames, sparks, or sources of ignition.
Please never dispose of any adhesive, solvent, epoxy, or uncertain liquid product by pouring down a drain, throwing away, pouring on the ground, burning ect. Refer to your respective state or local county guidelines regarding Disposal of Hazardous Materials. Most Counties have a local facility with a hazardous waste drop-off location that will properly dispose of any hazardous materials. The regulations governing hazardous waste identification, classification, generation, management and disposal are found in title 40 CFR parts 260 through 273.
Use the Link below and select your state and find its hazardous waste programs & Environmental Agencies. If none are listed call your local Sanitation facility for help.
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.
Proposition 65 requires California to publish a List of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.
Proposition 65 became law in November 1986. The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
If you have specific questions on the administration or implementation of Proposition 65, you can contact OEHHA's Proposition 65 program at P65.Questions@oehha.ca.gov(link sends e-mail), or by phone at (916) 445-6900. For enforcement information, contact the California Attorney General's Office at (510) 622-2160, or visit https://oag.ca.gov/prop65(link is external).
As of June 1, 2015, the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents distinct hazard(s). The pictogram(s) on the label are determined by the chemical hazard classification. Please read the product label(s) thoroughly and understand the pictograms along with the hazards they represent. More information can be found here Hazard Communication Standard Pictograms (HCS)
This page contains information on the technical and implementation requirements of EPA's final rule on the regulation of methylene chloride in paint and coating removal for consumer use. Find general information for consumers on how EPA is managing risk for methylene chloride, including what to do with existing stocks of methylene chloride paint and coating removal products. In March 2019, EPA issued a final rule to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint and coating removers for consumer use. EPA has taken this action because of the acute fatalities that have resulted from exposure to the chemical. Paint removal products containing methylene chloride will not be able to be sold at any retail or distribution establishments that have consumer sales, including e-commerce sales. After November 22, 2019, all persons are prohibited from manufacturing (including importing), processing, and distributing in commerce, including distribution to and by retailers, methylene chloride for consumer paint and coating removal. After this date, Source: https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/final-rule-regulation-methylene-chloride
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