|Document ID (ISN)||65930|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Heitbrink W.A., Wallace M.E., Bryant C.J., Ruch W.E.
||Control of paint overspray in autobody repair shops
||Oct. 1995, Vol.56, No.10, p.1023-1032. Illus. 39 ref.
||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.
||paint spraying; vehicle repair and servicing; coachwork; exposure evaluation; suppression of airborne dust
||spray booths; spray guns; dust measurement; respirators; preventive maintenance
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry