Personal Hygiene:

The hands and face shall be kept clean, clothes shall be changed when contaminated and hands and soiled objects shall be kept out of the mouth.

No food or drink shall be brought into, or consumed, in paint shops.

Personnel shall wash their hands prior to smoking or consuming food.

Air and Water Pollution:

Pollution Prevention:

Painting and paint removal operations can cause air and water pollution problems which can impact the local community. Liquid, solid, and gaseous waste products from painting and paint removal operations shall be disposed of in accordance with federal and state air, water, and solid waste pollution control laws and as specified by the Safety and Health Manager.

. Spills:

All spills of flammable or combustible liquids shall be cleaned up promptly. With major spills, remove ignition sources, evacuate, and ventilate the area, and provide appropriate protective equipment to cleanup personnel. These liquids shall not be allowed to enter a confined space, such as a sewer, because of the possibility of an explosion.

Fire Prevention and Protection:

Fire Prevention-

Painting operations of particular concern are those having a fire potential; i.e., paint removal, solvent wipe and paint application by means of spray apparatus. Certain paints, lacquers, varnishes, shellacs, solvents, and thinners are very flammable. These, for the purpose of control, are classified as being flammable. Solvent materials selected to do the residual clean up, after the initial removal, shall have a flash point of 140 degrees F or above.

Spray Painting:

Spray painting presents varying degrees of fire hazards, depending on the materials used. Material having a flash point below 140 degrees will be handled very carefully, and precautions are in order even for those having a flash point higher than this.

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