Face Masks Using a respirator should always be high on the priority list to avoid dust inhalation, however sometimes it is handy to use a simple face mask and there are a number of good products on the market. FOOD HYGIENE It is often
thought that plastic kitchen and food equipment is more hygenic than
wooden items, this is not the case and an interesting study relating
to this was carried out in 1994 by Dr Cliver in the USA. Details of
this study can be found at the following link http://www.woodworking.co.uk/Technical/Bacteria/bacteria.html
This tree has very poisonous roots
and seeds the main symptoms are intense sleepiness, vomiting,
convulsive movements, coma, frothing at the mouth and unequally
dilated pupils, diarrhoea and convulsions are tetanic.
Remember sharp tools are safer than blunt tools.
TUNG OIL (China Wood Oil)
DANGER: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Contains
Mineral Spirits. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Do not take
internally. Eye and skin Irritant. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Wear safety glasses and rubber gloves when handling. Vapors may be
harmful, use only with adequate ventilation. If adequate ventilation
cannot be maintained, wear respiratory protection (NIOSHA/MSHA TC23C
or equivalent) or leave the area. Do not use or store near heat,
sparks, flame, or other sources of ignition. Close container after
each use.CAUTION: COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURE N.Y.F.D. C. OF A. NO.1187
FIRST AID: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. CALL
PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY. In case of eye contact, remove contact
lens if present, flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. If irritation
persists, get medical attention. For skin contact,wash thoroughly with
soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention. If
affected by inhalation, remove to fresh air and CALL PHYSICIAN.
Solvent: Non-photochemically reactive. WARNING Take Care with discarded cloths that have been used with
Tung Oil as they can burst into flames at normal ambient temperature
keep them open and not rolled up and well ventilated