Safety Considerations and Warnings

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General 

Installation of a root system is a construction process. As with any construction process, safety is a key element. All applicable safety standards and good roofing practices must be followed. Fire prevention is the applicator’s responsibility.

Warning

APPLICATION/USE OF OUR ASPHALT PRODUCTS MAY RESULT IN BURNS AND/OR OTHER PHYSICAL INJURY.  SURFACES WHICH COME IN CONTACT WITH THE MOLTEN PRODUCT MAY BECOME INFLAMED. CONTACT WITH MOLTEN ASPHALT MAY CAUSE BURNS.

Statement of Practical Treatment: In case of skin contact with molten bitumen, apply ice or other cold liquid compatible with skin. Seek medical attention immediately.

General Precaution

  1. Read and understand the roofing membrane manufacturer’s instructions before starting application. Follow all precautions and directions.
  2. Read and understand the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) of United Asphalts and comply with all precautions.
  3. Thoroughly train all personnel in the recommended safety procedures.
  4. Only properly trained, licensed, insured and professionally equipped roofing contractors experienced in the installation of hot asphalt roofing membranes should install these types of systems.
  5. Fire prevention inspections should be conducted periodically during the day’s work and a final inspection should be completed at day’s end.
  6. Thoroughly train all personnel in preventing and extinguishing fires.
  7. Never allow contact between the heated surface of the product, hot asphalt, open flame and hair, skin and clothing.
  8. Wear personal protective gear. Always use the appropriate hard hats, goggles, heavy duty gloves, snug fitting clothing (long pants and long sleeved shirts), and boots.
  9. Thoroughly train all personnel in first aid procedures.
  10. Always comply with OSHA safety standards and fire codes.
  11. Never apply built-up or modified bitumen systems directly over exposed conduits or pipes lying on the roof deck.
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