Aftermarket & the Environment Supplement

News - 01-SEP-07

HEALTH, SAFETY AND VOCs

Just because water-borne alternatives are better for the environment, it does not mean they are safer for human health. Gary Dohring, president of Maaco Systems Canada, Inc., says the personal protective equipment (PPE) required, which has not changed, is more important than ever with lower VOC products. That's because water-borne alternatives are easily absorbed into the skin. Workers need training that emphasizes the importance of the necessary PPE, including coveralls, gloves and respirators.

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