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Spray painting good practices for employees.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-178, 1976 Apr; :1-22
The responsibilities for safe working in spray painting operations are outlined for management, supervisory staff and painters. Particular hazards in the compressed air, airless, and electrostatic application processes are described. The hazards of spray painting include chemicals which can be harmful when inhaled, ingested, or absorbed by the skin, and fires and explosions from the solvents involved. Ventilation is the primary means of preventing all types of hazard. Basic rules for fire prevention are given. Respiratory protective equipment, eye and skin protection and protective clothing and their use are described. Accident prevention inspections, personal care and emergency measures conclude the safety measures to be used in spray painting operations.
Work-operations; Hazardous-materials; Toxic-substances; Occupations; Medical-care; Safety-practices; Organic-solvents; Personal-protective-equipment; Eye-protective-equipment; Supervisory-personnel
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-178
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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