Hot Melt Adhesive Safety Tips
Have you ever had molten adhesive on your skin? If you have, “Hot, do not touch” is an understatement to you.
This first thing we want to do it wipe if off. Resist that urge because you will just spread the molten glue to more skin! Immediately cover affected area in clean cool water. Seek medical attention for removal of glue to avoid deep skin removal.
Preparing to Work on Hot Melting Equipment
- Wear safety goggles
- Wear heat resistant gloves
- Wear long sleeve shirt or lab coat
Make sure to power down the equipment and give the equipment time to cool. If you need to remove parts, use safety gloves and the proper wrenches.
Since glue machines are under pressure, be sure to turn off the pump pressure before removing any parts to avoid a burst of adhesive.