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NIOSH recommendations for control of occupational safety and health hazards... manufacture of paint and allied coating products.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1984 Sep; :1-126
NIOSHTIC No.
20000256
Abstract
This document provides guidance for protecting workers involved in the manufacture of paint and allied coating products. The phrase "paint and allied coating products" (SIC 2851) refers to a variety of products having the broad functions of surface protection or decoration. Examples are paints, varnishes, lacquers, and stains as well as related products such as putties and paint and varnish removers. The scope of this document does not encompass the manufacture of raw materials used in coatings or the physical application of coatings. Varnish production is included, although the manufacture of the resins used as raw materials is not. Workers may be exposed to hazards as a result of lack of knowledge of potential problems, inadequate training, or lack of implementation of hazard controls. Workers are exposed to general safety hazards associated with the daily handling and storage of raw materials and the production of paint and allied coating products. These workers may also be exposed to chemical hazards such as pigment dusts, solvent vapors, and gases and the physical agents such as noise. In addition, many substances used are highly volatile and flammable, thus creating potential fire or explosion hazards. Recommendations focus on personal protective equipment, machine guarding, container labeling, worker training, substitution of raw materials, engineering controls, and safe lifting techniques.
Keywords
Paint-manufacturing-industry; Paint-manufacturing; Paints; Coatings; Lacquers; Varnishes; Stains; Paint-thinners; Paint-removers; NIOSH-recommendations; Criteria-document
Publication Date
19840901
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-178978
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 84-115
NIOSH Division
DSDTT
SIC Code
2851
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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