Protect Yourself: The Essential Safety PPE for Working with Resin

A person wearing a gas mask and holding a can.

If you’re planning to work with resin, it’s important to prioritize safety. Resin is a chemical substance that can be hazardous to your health if not handled properly. Protective equipment is essential when working with resin, and it’s important to be aware of what equipment you’ll need before you start.

Here are some key items to consider when working with resin:

  1. Respirator mask: When working with resin, it’s essential to protect your respiratory system. A respirator mask will filter out any fumes that may be harmful if inhaled. Choose a mask that’s rated for organic vapors and has a good seal around your face.
  2. Safety goggles: Resin can splash and cause eye irritation or damage. Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from any possible exposure.
  3. Gloves: Wear gloves that are resistant to the type of resin you’ll be working with. Some gloves may not be compatible with certain resins, so it’s important to check the product information before purchasing.
  4. Protective clothing: Avoid skin contact with the resin by wearing protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt and pants. You may also want to wear a disposable apron to protect your clothing from any spills or splashes.
  5. Shoe covers: Resin can be sticky and difficult to remove from shoes. Consider wearing shoe covers or dedicated work shoes to prevent tracking resin throughout your workspace or home.
  6. Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential when working with resin. If possible, work in a well-ventilated area or use a ventilation system to remove any fumes from the air.
  7. First aid kit: Accidents can happen, so it’s important to have a first aid kit on hand. Make sure you have supplies to treat any possible skin or eye irritation.

FIND most of the items talked about in this blog post on my AMAZON STORE FRONT under PPE section.

Remember, safety should always be your top priority when working with resin. By wearing the appropriate protective equipment and working in a well-ventilated area, you can minimize your risk of exposure and ensure a successful resin project.

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