Painting has inherent risks. Chemical contact, dangerous inhalants and abrasive tools are harmful risks that must be mitigated by professional personal protection equipment (PPE) products. Assess the risks for each job by evaluating the tools, chemicals and painting methods used along with environmental factors. Then, choose the right professional solutions to safeguard workers, maximize results and improve your bottom line.
Assess risks associated with each job to protect your workers and deliver unparalleled results.
The types of paint, application processes and preparation methods determine what PPE
is appropriate. For example, durable cloth or leather work gloves are suitable for sanding
surfaces, but they unsuitable for handling paints and thinners. Working with water- and oil-based
paints requires impermeable gloves. Working with paint thinners requires solvent-resistant
Conditions at the job site influence what PPE is appropriate. For example, respirator masks
designed to filter dust and particulates may be adequate for water-based paint applications
in open areas. However, respirator masks resistant to oils and designed to filter particulates
may be needed for oil-based paint applications, handling solvents, working near hazardous
materials or working in unventilated areas.
RISKS: Spills, splashes and fumes
RISKS: Sprays, ricochets, fumes and flammable materials
RISKS: Spills, splashes, fumes and flammable materials
RISKS: Chemical burns, spills, fumes and flammable materials
RISKS: Dust, inhalants and abrasions
RISKS: Falls, falling debris, abrasions and other risks
Proper preparation for professional results.