Handling magnets

Instructions for handling magnets

Processing of magnets
The magnet's attracting and repelling forces represent a potential safety hazard. Magnets can attract and repel even at great distances - 
thus representing a risk of injury.

Sintered magnets are hard, brittle and, when they collide, break apart into sharp-edged pieces. Any type of collision should be avoided at all times. The powerful attractive forces of the magnet can crush one's skin, so work only when wearing suitable protective clothing!

Magnet applications
Magnets may not be installed in potentially explosive environments because it could cause sparking.

Strong magnetic fields may affect electrical or electronic devices.
This is also true of pacemakers.

We are not aware of any adverse affects to the human body as a result of exposure to magnetic fields.

Shipping of magnets
Magnets are not classified as hazardous goods when shipped by road or sea. For air shipments, please refer to the packaging regulations for hazardous goods No. 953 of the IATA (International Air Transport Association).
When shipping via parcel services, magnets can lead to problems if not packaged properly. For example, this could affect goods (electronic devices, chip cards) in other parcels or the sorting equipment of the parcel service. The parcel could also become attached to metallic objects during transport.