Please regard the following when handling magnets:
Every employee who works or gets in touch with magnetic materials should be aware of these handling rules!
Due to the attractive or repulsive forces of magnets, working with them can present safety hazards. Despite of big distances, magnets can attract or repulsive each other - this will cause a risk of injury.
Sintered magnets are hard, brittle and split in sharp-edged parts when crashing with others. Please avoid such crashes! The skin can be bruised because of high attractive forces!
That is why gauntlets and safety goggles are essential as well as any other kind of precaution.
Caution! Do not work with magnets in an environment where explosions can occur. They may send out sparks.
Strong magnetic fields can influence electronic or mechanical devices or destroy them. The same applies for cardiac pacemakers. The necessary distances to be kept are stated in the devices’ manual.
For air-freight shipments, please observe the packing instruction no. 902 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation.
As far as we know, touching the magnet is totally harmless. People who are allergic to ceramic or metallic materials should not work with magnets.
Negative consequences on people caused by magnetic fields are not known by us.