As with any industry, working with different types of tools
and equipment poses risk to the employees.
Thus, itís imperative to follow safety instructions specific to the tool
youíre utilizing. Here at Waveroom Plus, we sell several versions
of the soldering iron to several different
industries. Therefore we thought it may
be helpful to publish a general guideline on safety when working with this type
of equipment. Hereís a quick summary of
a helpful article written by the University of Cambridge regarding soldering
Keep the cleaning sponge wet during use.
Always return the soldering iron to its stand when not in use.
When not in use, turn the unit off and unplug it.
Solder, Flux, and Cleaners
Wear eye protection.
Use rosin-free and lead-free solder wherever possible.
Keep cleaning solvents in dispensing bottles.
Always wash your hands with soap and water after soldering.
All equipment should have electrical safety (PAT) testing within the last twelve months.
Keep your station free of electrical cables to prevent damage from the heated tip.
Use a grounded outlet and grounding prong if a short circuit is a possibility.
Work on a fire-proof or fire resistant surface.
Wear fire resistant clothing that covers your arms and legs to prevent accidental burns.
Locate your nearest fire extinguisher and become familiar with how to use it should it be needed.
Collect waste solder in a lidded container. Replace the lid when not in use.
Label appropriately and dispose of as hazardous waste.
Used solder sponges and contaminated rags should be placed in a sealable bag for disposal as hazardous waste.
Rosin is a resin contained in solder flux. Flux generates the visible fumes seen during soldering.
Exposure to rosin can cause eye, throat, and lung irritation. As well as, nose bleeds and headaches.
Repeated exposure can cause respiratory and skin sensitization.
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