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Spray Painting Best Practices Checklist

USE A SPRAY BOOTH OR PREP STATION FOR ALL SPRAY PAINTING TASKS1
  • Reduces inhalation exposure (to painters and other shop workers)

  • Results in cleaner, more efficient paint jobs - less sanding and buffing

Spray booth type:

checkbox for Downdraft   checkbox for Semi-downdraft   checkbox for Crossdraft   checkbox for None

Prep station type:

checkbox for Downdraft   checkbox for Semi-downdraft   checkbox for Crossdraft   checkbox for None

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Schedule jobs to ensure all spraying is performed in a booth (where this is not possible, perform priming applications in vented prep station)  
      Ensure ventilation system(s) are operating properly
      Change paint booth filters regularly1
      Vent booth after curing cycle

1Required element of the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Air Management Regulation V.

 

USE PROPER RESPIRATORY PROTECTION2
  • Reduces employee inhalation exposures

Type of respirator used:

checkbox for ½ mask APR   checkbox for Full facepiece APR   checkbox for Full facepiece SAR
checkbox for Loose-fitting SAR   checkbox for Loose-fitting PAPR   checkbox for None

Other:__________________________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
     

Consistently use loose-fitting SAR or better (APF of at least 25) when spray painting
(See guidance on respiratory protection programs and a list of respirator manufacturers and suppliers in the Health and Safety Management section of your kit.)

 

2Required element of OSHA where contaminant levels exceed the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL).

 

WEAR CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING1
  • Reduces employee skin exposure to paint materials

  • Coveralls and headsocks help prevent painters from carrying contaminants into their homes

Type of gloves worn:

checkbox for Nitrile   checkbox for Butyl rubber   checkbox for PVA   checkbox for Latex*   checkbox for None

checkbox for Other:_____________________________________

How often are gloves changed?

checkbox for After each task   checkbox for Several times per day, but not after each task

checkbox for Once or twice per day   checkbox for Other:_______________________________

Other protective equipment worn:

checkbox for Eyewear   checkbox for Coveralls   checkbox for Other:____________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Consistently wear proper gloves when working with paints and solvents (check with glove manufacturer for suggested glove types - see a list of protective glove manufacturers and suppliers in the Health and Safety Management section of your kit)  
      Use gloves that are in good condition and free of tears or punctures
      Wear coveralls
      Wear headsock (unless hooded respirator is used)
      Wear proper eye protection

*Latex gloves do not provide protection against most solvents used in auto refinishing shops.

1Required element of OSHA's Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standard (29 CFR 1910.132).

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