Hazards and Solutions

Many workers are unaware of the potential hazards in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to injury. The following references aid in recognizing and evaluating composites hazards in the workplace.

Hazard Recognition
  • OSHA Technical Manual (OTM). OSHA Directive TED 01-00-015 [TED 1-0.15A], (January 20, 1999).
    • Polymer Matrix Materials: Advanced Composites. Provides a description of the manufacturing processes and potential hazards of the advanced polymer matrix composites. Includes an overview of the industry, information about the manufacturing process, and health hazards.
      • Glossary. Provides an extensive list of definitions relative to composites.
  • For additional information on general safety and health concerns, see OSHA's Safety and Health Topics Pages on:
Possible Solutions