Originally Posted by Projector VIRGIN
FYI, I went to my local Home Depot which had the doable board. They refused to cut it down to size becuase it is vunyl. They said it was against OSHA requirments since the dust is considered toxic
I called another Home Depot and got the same response.
Earlier today I had a phone conversation with Frank from Do-able. The surface material on this product is a vinyl. However, cutting it will not create a toxic dust. OSHA just finished a walk-through at his plant (Chino, CA) and, had this been an issue, it most certainly would have come up at this time(more likely much sooner, like around the time this material was developed). Do-able cuts their vinyl boards everyday. Frank informed me that the saw operators are donning eye and ear protection only.
This also make no sense, whatsoever. This product is made for shelving, cabinetry and the like.
It's made to be cut.
You couldn't make a product that will injure, and possibly be fatal to the consumer. I guess you could, but you wouldn't be in business for long as organizations like OSHA would shut you down in a heartbeat. Do-able's been around for awhile.
Also, if this material is this harmful, HD simply wouldn't be selling it and exposing their customers to such harm. Imagine the litigation
Frank said that if HD wont cut the board in-store, to call Do-able at that time and have HD talk to Do-able. Do-able will provide OSHA regulations and the ever important MSDS to your HD.
1-800-829-3648 ext. 3298 (ask for Frank or Terri).
I do have some cool news for you guys out east of the rockies, near a Menards.
Menards is currently making arrangements with Do-able to get its product line into their stores. When will this happen, Frank could not say.
Just a heads-up, -j