I'm not in charge of these guys' safety. It is not my duty to train them in chemical hygene. Apparantly you think it is your job however.
I see no reason not to, but you seem to, but the only facts you provide are generic warning label stuff. Do you disconnect the negative battery cable when inflating your tires?
Another hint that you do not know what you are talking about. Toluene is not a corrosive, therefore it will not give a "chemical burn". It is considered an irritant with skin contact. Worse case would probably be dermititus.
Do these chemical have a lower flashpoint when mixed?
The last three comments I quoted of yours seem to be straying from the dangers of mixing, to just basic chemical hazards. Curious, would you be freaking out if someone talked about using naptha, or mineral spirits to clean their paint brushes? "cuz again, you are only talking about general chemical hazards, NOTHING specific to mixing the ones mentioned.
OSHA regs do not apply when we are not in the workplace, so yeah, screw 'em!
OH now i think i will comment ,
First you'd rather lead someone on here to believe these chemicals aren't dangerous at all .
I also said there is a possiblity of a reaction if mixed improperly , with fact he was substituting chemicals such as ipa for toluene , not same chemical families one is a alcohol other a aliphatic hydrocarbon .
Or switching toluene for benzene all though a deriviative of benzene , toluene is far less of health risk ,
Also from your "probably only a case of dematitis " comment you have never seen what it can do if you come into contact with a quantity of Toluene above the exposure limit , I have seen what happens when a filter unit fails and sprays workers while drumming out of a bulk tanker , Just because it is not a corrosive doesnt mean you cannot recieve a chemical burn It can also be a base type chemical , It is a severe irritant with exposure limit of 100 parts per million , thats kinda small quantity for something as safe as you say it is , wouldn't you think .
A generalized guess kerosene was substitute for Naptha ( which is a vague generalization in its own description, because of the amount of different napthas available).
Low flashpoints on some of these chemical do come into play while mixing , they are a possible fire hazard if ignition occurs , there are vapors present .
Mixing chemicals without proper training can result is a very dangerous situation ,one mistake like this leveled a city block here in N J , and killed several workers.
TRy and buy toluene or benzene at walmart or home depot , Maybe in your area you can , but in this part of country its regulated and you need a epa id number to purchase it , xylene,kerosene,ipa, and mineral spirits can be purchased in small quantity but not toluene or benzene.
Just because they are sold to general public does not make them safe , read the warning labels on them !
Just as its not your job to train people , It's not mine to go into every detail of each chemicals dangers , thats what MSDS's are for.Checking infomation on reactivity of chemicals before attempting to mix is a smart move and to discount it is stupidity .
Chemical all are dangerous in the wrong hands ,
To stand by and watch your fellow man misuse them , knowing what they can possibly do is irresponsible and uncaring .
To say there is no chance of a reaction without researching every possible risk , again stupidity
Maybe some of the older members of this forum are too set in their ways to worry about this but to teach a younger generation bad habits on handling hazardous material is wrong .
Maybe I give a shit about people , a general warning is better than no fucking warning !
Funny how these specific chemical have no place in a plating facilty but you say they do ." I worked in the plate shop DIRECTLY USING THESE CHEMICALS"
These are used in plating ,
Acetic acid Clear
cadmium oxide Brown powder
No mention of the chemicals in our discussion , so maybe you don't know your facts either .