Painting and Coating

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Nov 2011

NIOSH FACE: Tub Refinisher Died Due to Methylene Chloride Overexposure While Stripping a Bathtub

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/face/stateface/mi/10MI013.html

In the winter of 2010, a 52-year-old male tub re-glazer died due to overexposure to methylene chloride (MC) vapor while stripping a bathtub in an apartment bathroom using Tal-Strip® II Aircraft Coating Remover (Tal-Strip® II).

(NIOSH)
Feb 2008

Boston Public Health Commission Safe Shops Project

http://www.bphc.org/whatwedo/healthy-homes-environment/safe-shops/Pages/Safe-Shops.aspx

Safe Shops is a program created to promote environmental leadership among Boston’s auto body and repair shops. Safe Shops staff provides training, education, and other resources to help shops improve their safety and environmental practices, and to help them become better neighbors. Information generated for the project is downloadable at this site.

(BPHC)
Jun 2005

Removing Graffiti Safely (PDF)

http://www.lohp.org/docs/pubs/graffiti.pdf

This is a 12-page booklet for workers who use chemicals to remove graffiti- painters, laborers, custodians, bus cleaners, phone booth cleaners, and others. The products used to remove graffiti, and the job conditions, can be hazardous.

(LOHP)
Oct 2004

Occupational Safety and Health Issues for Painters

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/occup_workplace/painter.html

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety provides answers to questions related to occupational health and safety topics for painters.

(CCOHS)
Jul 2003

Household Products Database

http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/

What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Do these household products pose a potential health risk to you and your family?

(NLM)
Mar 2003

eLCOSH Painter Safety and Health Information

http://www.elcosh.org/docs/trade/painter.html

Documents provided by the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health (eLCOSH) relevant to the painting trade.

(eLCOSH)