18.11.2021

Safe use of epoxy resins

The comprehensive information on the safe use of epoxy resin products can now be found in a new look on the website (currently only available in German) of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IFA) of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). Here, all the results of various research projects are available in collected form, e.g. on ranking according to the sensitizing potency of ingredients, training material for the continuing professional development of workers from industries that frequently handle these agents, or practical tips in the form of glove recommendations or the self-assessments of epoxy resin products by manufacturers. If a product is certified to be safer for the workers concerned according to the evaluation based on the application guide for self-assessment, these products are listed there. And reference is also made to the EIS mixture calculator (EIS-Gemischerechner: currently only available in German) developed largely by FoBiG for comparing the sensitizing effect strengths of two technically comparable epoxy resin products.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Karin Heine.