First Aid and Protective Equipment

The following paragraphs provide general first-aid procedures and recommendations for protective equipment to minimize the risks from print material exposure. If professional medical attention is necessary, take the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the exact print material involved to the attending physician.

Skin Contact

Print material may cause sensitization by skin contact. It is irritating to the skin; repeated and/or prolonged contact may cause dermatitis. Wear 100% nitrile gloves and lab coats to avoid skin contact. Should print material come in contact with skin, wash thoroughly with soap and COLD water and immediately remove contaminated clothing and shoes. If skin is irritated, get medical attention. Dry-clean contaminated clothing. Discard contaminated shoes and leather products.

Eye Contact

High vapor concentration may cause irritation. Safety goggles should be worn to prevent accidental splashes of print material into the eyes. If print material comes in contact with the eye, flush immediately with large amounts of COLD water for 15 minutes. Avoid sunlight, fluorescent light, and other ultraviolet light, and obtain immediate medical attention. Eye-wash facilities and a first-aid kit should be readily available and close to the print material.

Contact Lenses

If print material splashes into the eye when contact lenses are worn, flush the eye with water immediately. Verify that flushing has removed the contact lens from the eye. Protect eyes from light and obtain immediate medical attention. Discard contact lenses that come into contact with liquid print material.

Fume Inhalation

Inhaling fumes from print material may be irritating to the respiratory system. High atmospheric concentrations may lead to irritation of the respiratory tract, dizziness, headache and anesthetic effects. If a person should inhale printer fumes, bring the exposed person to fresh air. Perform CPR if required. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen and obtain immediate medical attention for the person.