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An evaluation of engineering control technology for spray painting (draft report).

Authors
O'Brien-DM; Hurley-DE
Source
NIOSH 1980 Sep:1-177
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00113558
Abstract
Technology used to control worker exposures during spray painting and coating processes is evaluated. Coatings technology, application methods, and finishing practices are reviewed. Potential health hazards, control methods reported in the literature, and procedures to evaluate control methods are summarized. Results of field surveys conducted in the automobile refinishing (SIC-7535), wood and metal furniture finishing (SIC- 3479), appliance finishing (SIC-3479), nonautomotive transportation equipment (SIC-17), and heavy machinery industries (SIC-17) are summarized. The processes selected represent typical spray finishing operations in relation to the number of exposed workers, different control techniques, workpiece physical size, and coating systems used. Each illustrative survey includes a hazard analysis, ventilation measurements, air sampling data, and a discussion of engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment used. The level of control of selected health hazards is discussed, and available control options are evaluated. General conclusions and recommendations based on the surveys are included.
Keywords
Spray-painting; Control-methods; Safety-engineering; Occupational-health; Industrial-hygiene; Control-equipment; Paint-industry
Publication Date
19800901
Document Type
Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-243123
NTIS Price
A10
NIOSH Division
DPSE
SIC Code
7535; 3479; 3479; 17; 17
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 177 pages, 52 references
State
OH
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