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What safety concerns are present when I am working with epoxy?

When working with epoxies, you should be aware of hazards that come from contact with the liquid resin and hardener. Common exposure routes are skin contact, eye contact, inhalation or ingestion. Clothing that protects the whole body from splashes must be worn when working with epoxies. Skin exposure can result in sensitization and irritation. Severe eye damage can result from eye exposure to hardeners. Personal protective equipment such as gloves and safety glasses must be worn to avoid the risk of skin and eye exposure. Epoxies should be used in a well-ventilated workspace. Wash hands with soap and water before eating or drinking. Consult the product’s Safety Data Sheet for complete health and safety information.