In-depth survey report: control technology for autobody repair and painting shops at Team Chevrolet, Colorado Springs, Colorado, report no. CT-179-18a.
NIOSH 1993 Dec; :1-47
A study was conducted on the effectiveness of cross draft spray painting booths in controlling exposures to air contaminants during spray painting activities in an autobody repair shop (SIC-7531). Air samples were obtained from cross draft spray painting booths and another spray booth used at Team Chevrolet, in Colorado Springs, Colorado and analyzed for the presence of metals and organic solvents. Airflow volumes in the booths were determined to assess ventilation. The levels of organic solvents and chromium (7440473) were below recommended exposure levels. No significant differences were seen in total dust concentrations between the two booths. The author concludes that the ability of cross draft spray painting booths to separate workers from paint overspray is limited. There is a need for periodic monitoring of air flow exhaust and supply volumes as well as for the establishment of a formal respirator program at this autobody shop.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; CT-179-18a; Region-8; Control-technology; Organic-solvents; Spray-painting; Spraying-booths; Chromium-compounds
Control Technology; Field Studies
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health