Painting Hazards

Ensure employees have been trained in ladder safety. Thinkstock photo #176960831

Ensure employees have been trained in ladder safety.

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Falls, chemical exposures, working in a confined spaces, explosions, or struck by objects are some of the painting related hazards workers face while working in industries such as:

  • Autobody repair.
  • Shipbuilding, Shiprepairing, Shipbreaking.
  • Construction.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Road striping.

Exposure to these types of hazards can result in injuries or illnesses such as:

  • Broken bones.
  • Severe burns.
  • Respiratory illnesses.
  • Sprains, strains.

Prevention methods such as fall protection, ladder safety, and confined space training can help eliminate hazards.  In addition, your written Accident Prevention Program and other related safety and health programs should address hazards related to painting.

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