Dipping and Coating Operations (Diptanks)

Chapter 296-835, WAC

Effective Date: 10/01/02

Helpful Tool: Dip Tanks PPE Selection Tool

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Use with Personal Protective Equipment, WAC 296-800-160, to help you select appropriate PPE for your employees working with dip tanks.

This tool can be used with the Hazard Assessment required by the Safety and Health Core Rules, Chapter 296-800 WAC, which requires you to select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). The table lists examples of PPE that can be used to protect employees from the hazards of dipping and coating operations.

Hazard PPE to Consider

Employees’ feet may become wet with dip tank liquid


Employees handle work wet with dip tank liquid

  • Gloves long enough to keep liquid from entering through the top of the gloves

Employees’ clothing may get wet with dip tank liquid.

Employees’ clothing may get wet with dip tank liquid where small parts are cleaned, plated, or acid dipped in open tanks and rapid production work is required

  • Aprons
  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Sleeves

Any of the previous methods or:

  • Cotton clothing, shoes or short boots, and an apron

Dip tank liquid may splash and cause damage to the eyes or faceNote: This includes manually adding or removing chemicals from the tank.

  • Tight-fitting chemical goggles· Effective face shield

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