ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)65930
CIS number 96-227
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Heitbrink W.A., Wallace M.E., Bryant C.J., Ruch W.E.
Title Control of paint overspray in autobody repair shops
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.56, No.10, p.1023-1032. Illus. 39 ref.
Internet access 96-0227.pdf [in English]
Abstract Controls for reducing worker exposure to paint overspray were evaluated in six autobody shops and a spray-painting equipment manufacturer's test facility. Respirator usage was also studied. Of the three types of spray-painting booths studied, downdraft spray-painting booths appeared to provide the lowest worker exposure to paint overspray. Ventilated vehicle preparation stations did not control paint overspray. Switching from a conventional spray-painting gun to a high-volume low-pressure gun reduced particulate overspray exposure by 50%. Respirator usage was generally inappropriate; respirators were poorly maintained and/or did not fit. Proper use of engineering controls and respirators is recommended.
Descriptors (primary) paint spraying; vehicle repair and servicing; coachwork; exposure evaluation; suppression of airborne dust
Descriptors (secondary) spray booths; spray guns; dust measurement; respirators; preventive maintenance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Exposure evaluation
Road transportation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry