Painter's PPE & Risk Assessment



Personal Protection Equipment & Risk Assessment for PaintERS


Protect Workers

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.

 

USE APPROPRIATE PPE

 

Assess risks associated with each job to protect your workers and deliver unparalleled results.

MATERIALS USED

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 gloves.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

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.

Brushes
Brushes


RISKS: Spills, splashes and fumes


PPE PRODUCTS:

  • • Work gloves (impermeable)
  •  • Masks or respirators
  •  • Coveralls
Sprayers

Sprayers


RISKS: Sprays, ricochets, fumes and flammable materials


PPE PRODUCTS:

  • • Work gloves (impermeable) 
  • • Protective eyewear 
  • • Masks or respirators
  • • Coveralls 
  • • Fire extinguishers
Rollers
Rollers


RISKS: Spills, splashes, fumes and flammable materials


PPE PRODUCTS:

  • • Work gloves (impermeable) 
  • • Protective eyewear 
  • • Masks or respirators 
  • • Coveralls 
  • • Fire extinguishers
Using Solvents & Thinners
USING SOLVENTS & THINNERS


RISKS: Chemical burns, spills, fumes and flammable materials


PPE PRODUCTS:

  • • Work gloves (solvent-resistant) 
  • • Protective eyewear 
  • • Masks or respirators 
  • • Coveralls 
  • • Fire extinguishers
Sanding Surfaces
SANDING SURFACES


RISKS: Dust, inhalants and abrasions


PPE PRODUCTS:

  • • Work gloves (cloth or leather) 
  • • Protective eyewear 
  • • Masks or respirators (particulate)
Painting at Heights
PAINTING AT HEIGHTS


RISKS: Falls, falling debris, abrasions and other risks


PPE PRODUCTS:

  • • Work gloves 
  • • Hard hats 
  • • Fall protection

Protect Property

Proper preparation for professional results.