Chemicals and Composite Manufacturing
Lowering health risks in composite manufacturing
Composite dust is relevant in three common composite industries including polymers, metals and ceramics. Composites can be found in many products from skateboards to space shuttles, a chemical that is typically a combination of chemicals to produce strength, lighter weight and corrosion resistance.
There are currently no specific OSHA standards related to health in relation to composites however, regulations must be followed for the byproducts created from the use of composites in the manufacturing process.
The risk of exposure to composites can be low or high depending on the smoke, fume, debris or dust created from the production process that utilizes composites. The way we look at it, your better to be safe than sorry—and ensuring your shop air is filtered and ventilated in the right way is a major step toward achieving this.