SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY
PAINTING OF METAL FURNITURE
Electrostatic painting, when performed according to
c. Ascertain that proper ventilation is provided
specifications, is a safe method of sprucing up your
metal furniture. However, there are some risks involved
throughout the painting operation. This will normally
as there are with any job using paint and paint solvents.
reduce the paint odor level that is noticeable the next
To avoid any fire hazard or any unnecessary employee
discomfort, please observe the following precautions:
d. Schedule the work so that painting is never done
a. Read and implement the advice contained in the
in inhabited areas or in areas adjacent to inhabited areas
"Ordering Agency Requirements" paragraph of the price
(e.g., areas where work is going on while the painters are
schedule. It is advisable to have somebody detailed to
working). Solvent vapors are normally dispersed by the
observe the work.
morning after the job, however, concentrations during
painting operations can reach a level that will cause
b. Ascertain that the contractor is using the type of
paint specified. This will not only result in better looking
furniture, but it will reduce the fire hazard potential.