When installing hardwood flooring, be aware that some adhesives, varnishes, and sealers can produce inhalation hazards. Exposure to these hazards can have adverse health effects. Take the following steps to reduce and/or eliminate inhalation hazards:
- Work in a well-ventilated area
- Always consult and follow manufacturer’s directions
- Check with the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to ensure proper handling and personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Use appropriate PPE, such as respirators, as required.