Painting Hazards

Ensure employees have been trained in Ladder Safety. Thinkstock Photo #176960831

Ensure employees have been trained in Ladder Safety.

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 like:

  • 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 like fall protection, ladder safety, and confined space training can help eliminate hazards.  In addition you’re written Accident Prevention Program and other related safety & health programs should address hazards related to painting.

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