Virtual Spray Booth

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The following Table lists major job tasks that are typically carried out in a spray booth. Doing these jobs in a safe, environmentally sound way will improve the quality of the paint job, and the productivity of the painter. The right hand side provides sources of training information. Some of this information has been prepared by the EPA for shops in the USA, but a lot of the best practice material is applicable for Canadian shops.

Cleaning Repaired Area, Clean up. Solvent Wipe Down Best Practices Checklist

Respiratory Protection Supplied Air Respirators in Automotive Shops: Get the Best Protection

Spray Painting Spray Painting Best Practices Checklist

The use of HVLP guns Your paint or gun supplier can probably provide training.

You can also use the following checklist. HVLP Spray Guns Best Practices Checklist

Gun Cleaning Spray Gun Cleaning Best Practices Checklist

Paint stripping

Guidelines for the Safe Use of Paint Strippers
WHMIS training requirements

WHMIS training for shops

Environmental Practices & Pollution Prevention Profit from Good Environmental Management

Preventing Asthma and Death from Diisocyanate Exposure

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The Virtual Collision / Paint Shop is only a graphic representation of a conceptual service and repair facility. The Virtual Collision / Paint Shop only illustrates subjects which call for environmental program management and not as an illustration of good facility layout and design practices.

We do not guarantee the correctness or accuracy of the information, and will not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, or any damage or loss suffered by any person as a result of reliance on such information.

The information presented relates to environmental programs of the Federal government. Regulations, and rulings, of local governments may apply in lieu of, or in addition to, the Federal rules, and should be reviewed before taking any action in reliance on this information.