Health & Safety

Health and Safety Equipment

Good Housekeeping for Your Health and Safety

We supply a wide range of raw materials and products to meet your needs, but we also pass along our concern for their proper use. The earth materials (oxides and compounds) found in ceramics can prove hazardous to your health if not handled with care. Some of these materials are toxic or irritating, and you should use proper procedures when handling. To prevent the inhalation of their dusts, clean up by washing rather than sweeping, wear a respirator and use a dust collection system. To prevent inhalation of kiln fumes, do not work in the same room when firing, and vent your kiln. Wear gloves to prevent absorption through the skin; and to protect against the heat of the kiln, wear non-asbestos, heat resistant gloves. Wear goggles to protect against flying particles while grinding, and approved googles to protect against rays while looking into the kiln. Do not eat or smoke while working. We have investigated the products on the market which help you to follow these good housekeeping methods and sell some of them through our distributors. Please contact us if you have any further questions. Use good common sense, read all labels carefully, and follow instructions. Enjoy your craft and stay healthy.