It is important
to remember that the key component of concrete is silica.
If inhaled over a long period of time, silica can cause
respiratory disease problems, particularly in the lungs.
Usa a high quality dust mask at all times when mixing
and handling the dry components of these mixes. Also
wear the dust mask at all times when you are sanding,
drilling, or anything else that creates dust from the
concrete. If you use the same mask again, store it in
a sealed plastic bag (ZipLocTM) to prevent it from collecting
normal dust. Do not ever share your mask with anyone
high quality vinyl or latex gloves to protect your hands
from caustic chemicals in cement and from abrasions.
water so be sure to apply hand cream after completing
your work for the day as your skin will tend to dry out.
that can withstand dirt and abrasion. This is a messy
Be mindful of
potentially hurting your back by lifting heavy bags of
cement, sand, and your work pieces. Wear a back brace,
if necessary and always use your legs to lift, not your
Goggles or safety
glasses are necessary to prevent eye injury.