Lead molding precautions0 Comments
Please use caution when working with lead
WARNING: Melting lead and casting lead objects will expose you and others in the area to lead, a substance known to the State of California to cause birth defects, other reproductive harm, and cancer. Lead contamination in air, in dust, and on your skin is invisible. Risk can be reduced — but not eliminated — with strong ventilation; washing hands immediately after use of these products before eating or smoking, and careful cleaning of surfaces and floors after lead dust has a chance to settle. Keep children and pregnant women away during use and until cleanup is complete.
CAUTION: SAFETY FIRST
Molding Safety Precaution
- Always wear eye protection to protect against lead spatters.
- Wear gloves, leather shoes and long sleeve shirt and pants to protect against burns and lead spatters.
- Never let water or moisture come in contact with molten lead. Moisture will turn to steam violently when it contacts molten metal, spattering the hot metal with explosive force.
- Use care to prevent burns when handling hot tools and castings.
- Work in a well-ventilated area. Lead can vaporize at elevated temperatures. Exhaust fumes to the outside.
- Always wash your hands after handling lead so that lead is not transferred to food or tobacco products that could be ingested.
- Do NOT allow small children in your work area or permit them to handle your lead products.
- Keep your work area clean. Vacuuming is the preferred method of removing lead dust.